‘Novak Djokovic just lets his emotions out’, says former ATP ace

Novak Djokovic will undoubtedly be remembered at the end of his career as one of the best tennis players in history and, numbers in hand, more and more people (professionals and non-professionals) consider him the best tennis player in history. The Serbian champion’s numbers are scary, despite his age he continues to dominate the circuit and this year he has been one step away from winning the Career Grand Slam. Patrick Mouratoglou, a well-known tennis coach (among others also from Stefanos Tsitsipas) spoke with Sportkeeda’s microphones and explained the reasons why Novak Djokovic has the best return on the circuit. A fact certifies it even more, Djokovic was the tennis player who scored the most points in the first of the opponent in 2021 and the well-known coach pointed out that “Nole” is able to anticipate the reading of the service, whether it goes in or out, managing to counteract on several occasions. During a recent interview, Patrick Mouratoglou explained what are the things that Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, two of the great legends of the sport, have in common: “Some tennis players are champions on the inside and I am aware that they will also triumph in challenges in life afterwards of tennis. They handle successes and challenges in the right way, people with their mindset always manage to make the most of it. I particularly remember Nole at 17, I immediately thought ‘Wow, his tennis is amazing’, but what caught my attention was his head.”

Corretja reflects on Djokovic

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.”

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