‘Novak Djokovic relied on physical preparation’, says former ATP star

Italy will request to host one of the groups of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals. This was announced by the president of the Italian Tennis Federation, Angelo Binaghi, during the presentation of the last day of the Padel Cupra FIP Finals in Cagliari. The proposal is linked to the new formula of the event, which provides, in addition to the group stage (16 nations divided into four groups), a final group of four teams. “As a country, we are making an offer to host one of the groups of the Davis Cup final phase in Turin, since this year – words from FIT number one – we would have liked to do it in Cagliari but they are asking us for a pavilion. of sports of 8,000 people. In terms of capacity we are ranked 107 in Italy. We cannot do it because there is no one here and that is why the region that has invested the most is seeing this opportunity slip away. participate in the competition for the first time. We would like to host the four-team groups.” Following the success of this year’s multi-city format, the 2022 edition of the Davis Cup Finals will feature a 16-nation group stage competing in four groups in four cities. The top eight teams from the group stage will advance to the knockout stage in a fifth neutral host city. The duration of this final phase will be extended by one day, up to 12 days. After enjoying his little vacation time, Novak Djokovic will be headed towards Australia to represent Serbia at the ATP Cup 2022. This will be the third edition of the competition that shall happen from 1st January through 9th January 2022 in Sydney.

Djokovic has had a scintillating 2021 season

Former Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov believes Novak Djokovic will end up with the highest number of Grand Slam titles. “I find it hard to assume that Novak won’t win another Grand Slam. He will break the record for the number of wins, that’s not a problem for him. Roger has very little chance of winning another Major, given his age, style of play and condition. Rafa’s game is too energy-intensive, he plays every game like it’s the last. Considering his age and health, this is a disadvantage,” Tursunov said. The Russian, who coaches World No. 7 Anett Kontaveit, likened Djokovic to a triathlete and tipped the Serb to continue dominating the sport. “The three complement each other. Djokovic has become such a strong player thanks to Federer and Nadal. He tried to find ways to overcome them, and he relied on physical preparation. He looks like a triathlete right now, he’s very meticulous,” Tursunov added.

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