Martina Navratilova has publicly stated her opposition to Novak Djokovic’s PTPA. The following is an excerpt from a recent interview: “He’s sure he made the right decision. To each his own; I just happen to disagree with Nole on this. For what it’s worth, I don’t think this program was beneficial to tennis.
We need her to take a step back and focus on something that will truly benefit our sport.” The US Open is all but over for Novak unless something unexpected happens. That same Serb champion, speaking after his Wimbledon victory, said: “I would never risk entering a foreign country without the proper documentation.
If I am granted entry into the United States, I would love to visit; if not, it’s not the end of the world. There are many doors that could open for me because I still feel young.”
Recent months and Novak Djokovic’s PTPA
Novak Djokovic has put in a lot of effort in recent years, both on and off the court.
In 2021, the Serbian phenomenon came within a whisker of completing the ‘Calendar Grand Slam,’ but his hopes were dashed just short of the finish line. The former ATP number one lost to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final after winning the season’s first three Grand Slam tournaments.
The 35-year-old Belgrade native had a rough start to 2022 due to his decision to forego a Coronavirus vaccination. Nole was unable to defend his Australian Open title, missed the American Masters 1000 (Indian Wells and Miami), and took a major hit to his reputation as a result.
While Djokovic fell short of the mark set at Roland Garros, he quickly made amends at Wimbledon. To win his seventh title at Church Road, Novak overcame the fact that he had lost many sets on the way there. Therefore, he has won 21 Grand Slams, surpassing his eternal rival Rafael Nadal by a single title.
Djokovic co-founded the PTPA with his friend and colleague Vasek Pospisil during the time of the pandemic. A plan that has generated considerable debate.