Novak Djokovic started the season in the best possible way, winning the tenth Australian Open of his career and returning to the top of the ATP rankings. The Serbian phenomenon only lost one set on the street at Melbourne Park, confirming that he has a very special feeling about this tournament.
In addition to having ousted Carlos Alcaraz from the throne, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has equaled his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the historic Grand Slam rankings. Novak will go hunting for overtaking already at Roland Garros, scheduled for the end of May on the clay of Paris.
Given Rafa’s conditions, many believe that Djokovic can once again aspire to the Grand Slam on the calendar. Goran Ivanisevic’s player already touched this titanic feat in 2021, when he stayed just one victory from the finish line.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion will return to action in Dubai at the end of February, while his presence in Indian Wells and Miami remains uncertain. In fact, Novak has applied for special permission to enter the United States.
Novak Djokovic still cannot enter the United States without being vaccinated, a measure that will last until May 11. The Serbian still has hope, but everything indicates that he will return to the country of stars and stripes for the Cincinnati and US Open tournaments.
Nole won the Australian Open last month
Carlos Alcaraz has hailed World No. 1 Novak Djokovic for his extraordinary level of performances. “He has no weaknesses. Every shot, it’s amazing,” Alcaraz told ATP. “His physical condition is amazing; his mental condition is amazing.
He’s like a God, and I admire him over the years staying at the same level, staying at the top. It’s really, really difficult, and I admire that. It has been a long time (I spent) at No. 1. Now it’s a goal for me to recover No.
1 and try to do my best in these tournaments to be back on that number. I’m looking for that,” Alcaraz said. Novak Djokovic has started the season in the best possible way, winning the tenth Australian Open of his career and returning to the top of the ATP rankings.
The Serbian phenomenon only dropped one set at Melbourne Park, confirming that he has a very special feeling about this tournament. As well as unseating Carlos Alcaraz from his throne, the 35-year-old Belgrade native has also tied his archrival Rafael Nadal for the top of the all-time Grand Slam rankings.
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