Novak Djokovic has certainly experienced one of the best seasons of his career. The Serbian champion has conquered the first three Majors of 2021 and joined Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in 20 Slams. His harvest began in Melbourne not without difficulties. The abdominal problem, found during the third round match with Taylor Fritz, caused great concern within his team, but did not stop him. Djokovic found a way to recover and in the final act of the Australian Open he cleanly defeated Daniil Medvedev. At Roland Garros, however, Djokovic became the first player in the Open Era to win all the majors at least twice. Impossible to forget the epic battle that allowed him to beat Rafael Nadal in the semifinals. The Serbian then tied the score with Roger Federer and Nadal at Wimbledon. You have to make different speeches for the Swiss and the Spanish, who have had to deal with some injuries. Federer has only played five tournaments and has never been able to express his best tennis consistently due to the knee problem. After the defeat suffered in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, the Swiss decided to stop and undergo a new operation in the hope of returning to the court during the season on grass. Nadal, for his part, skipped Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to preserve his physique before the US Open. In Washington, however, the condition of his left foot failed to reassure him and he ended his 2021 prematurely.
Nole has dominated the tennis scene over the past 12 months
Recently, former Grand Slam finalist Alex Corretja spoke about the Serb. He felt that Novak Djokovic will go down as probably the best in history, but he may still not be loved as much as his rivals Federer and Nadal. Speaking on the 20-time champion, Alex stated, “I think in a way, Novak is a little bit misunderstood all the time. I don’t know if it is because of his character. Probably when he’s on the court, he’s doing things that people pretty much don’t understand. Roger is elegant. He is like, sweet. Everything comes naturally. And Rafa is like, the biggest fighter of the whole history, probably. Novak is different.” The 47-year-old added, “He can get upset. And he’s not thinking like, ‘oh I can’t break the racket because I’m in the middle of 25,000 people and millions watching on TV. He just lets his emotions out. He deserves all the credit because, for me, he’s just giving us so much, on the court and off the court, that I can only say thank you to him like Roger and Rafa what they bring to our sport.”