Serbian champion Novak Djokovic has been, so far, the absolute star of this first part of tennis 2023. The tennis player’s numbers are terrifying, “Nole” has won all the matches to date and no one can keep up with his extraordinary pace.
After a year’s absence in Australia due to Covid vaccination regulations, Djokovic returned to Melbourne and took it all: Novak dominated the Australian Open, taking home his 10th Australian title and 22nd Grand Slam title.
And not only because, in addition to reaching Rafael Nadal, Djokovic also managed to return to the roof of the world, passing over the injured (he has only returned in recent days) Carlos Alcaraz. In the last week, Novak Djokovic reached 377 weeks at the top of the ATP ranking, a figure that demonstrates his undisputed dominance at the men’s level.
Thanks to these numbers, Nole has also managed to catch up with the tennis player Steffi Graf, and in a few days she will have this unbeaten record, dominating both the male and female level. What Djokovic has done in the history of tennis seems to be unparalleled and these days many extol the numbers of the Serbian champion.
Impressive numbers to say the least. The journalist Jon Wertheim intervened these days to talk about the crisis of Dominic Thiem, a tennis player who is fighting to return to the top of the ranking. Wertheim used Djokovic as a yardstick, noting that what Nole does is nothing short of extraordinary.
The journalist explained: “Thiem’s struggles and his difficulties explain how difficult it is to return to the top, his injury was very serious and the margins of victory are very limited.” Wertheim continued: “In the meantime, we see Djokovic become the all-time leader in key rankings, both at the men’s and women’s levels, and it all goes to show how extraordinary he must have been to stay at the top for over seven years.
Nole can beat any player on any surface
Novak Djokovic can relate to basketball legend LeBron James’ mentality of being the best player ever. “Yes, I can relate to that because I believe that what worked for me and still works for me is that self-belief and confidence level,” Djokovic told The National on the sidelines of the Dubai Tennis Championships.
“Of course always balanced with the respect towards the opponent, towards the game, appreciation for the moment and for what you’re going through,” the Serb continued. “But just self-belief that, hey, I know that when I’m ready, when I’m there out on the court, on any surface, against anybody, I’m better, I’m the best,” he stated.
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