Novak Djokovic had a flurry of emotions in 2022. The former world number one paid a high price for his decision to forgo the coronavirus vaccination because he was unable to successfully defend his championship at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year.
In addition, the Australian soap opera seriously damaged his reputation, which had consequences in the months that followed. The Serbian superstar also had to forfeit the Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring for the same reason.
The 35-year-old Belgrade native intended to redeem himself at Roland Garros, but his race was already cut short when he faced Rafael Nadal, his steadfast opponent, in the quarterfinals. Nole had a lot of pressure on him heading into Wimbledon since his season was on the verge of failing.
The “Djoker” didn’t play a perfect tournament, but he won his eighth Championships championship by performing best in the crucial situations. While he waits to learn whether he would be able to go to the United States or not, the Belgrade has decreased the distance between him and Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings.
Goran Ivanisevic talked at detail about his connection with Djokovic in an interview with “La Repubblica.”
Ivanisevic discusses Djokovic.
In an interview with La Repubblica, Novak Djokovic‘s coach, Goran Ivanisevic, also discussed the unique relationship he has with his player after disclosing that he could be able to compete in the US Open due to a special visa.
It’s also not always simple, says Goran: “He can change his mood at any time, as seen by the fact that he can completely lose control during practice if he misses a shot. Finding a balance requires effort and patience. I was initially shy and unsure of how to react.
I understood that, on occasion, it was preferable to maintain composure and keep quiet. We benefit from having this Slavic culture and speaking the same language in our relationship. It’s a privilege to be his coach in light of all that.” For the US Open in 2022, Djokovic is preparing.
Due to his lack of vaccination, his participation hasn’t yet been officially confirmed. The athlete missed the majority of the hard-court season that followed the Grand Slam Down Under earlier this year and the Australian Open 2022 for the same reason. However, it hasn’t dimmed the Serbian player’s hopes of appearing at Flushing Meadows later this month.