Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon 2022 by beating Nick Kyrgios in 4 sets in the final. After an extraordinary year, Nole started the season with no small handicap. The decision not to vaccinate cost him participation in the Australian Open, and the Serbian champion received a lot of criticism for this.
The return to the court was very tiring, and Nole experienced very complicated months. The defeat at Roland Garros against longtime rival Rafael Nadal complicated things further, and paradoxically, despite being defending champion, not everyone saw Djokovic as the tournament favorite.
Nole, however, was able to respond to any moment of difficulty, both in the quarterfinals against our own Jannik Sinner and in the final where he remounted a rather tough opponent, even though the previous two were by far in Kyrgios’ favor, as was Nick Kyrgios.
Novak Djokovic and criticism on social media.
After the victory came both praise and criticism for the Balkan champion. On the one hand, many praised his extraordinary numbers, but on the other, several social media personalities criticized the man Novak and recalled his role as a No Vax.
In particular, American Washington Post columnist Benjamin Butterworth: “Novak Djokovic does not deserve a penny of the Wimbledon prize money. He was selfish not to get vaccinated and if we all followed his example there would be no tennis tournaments.
He has shown no respect to his fellow tennis players and tennis fans. Djokovic should donate the entire prize money to charity for people in need and the families of Covid victims. This could be just one of many ways to make amends.”
This is just one of several social thrusts on the Serbian tennis player and this year’s decisions. Meanwhile, Nole now awaits news about the US Open and the choice regarding his possible participation in the tournament.
Given the physical problems of his rival Rafa Nadal, the Serbian champion would have a great chance to even the score and reach his 22nd Grand Slam title, thus joining the Spaniard. Djokovic will not be able to play the 2022 U.S. Open because of vaccine and Covid-19 rules; news on this will come in the coming weeks.