Meditation, tennis, and now capoeira. Novak Djokovic demonstrates his versatility as an athlete by participating in a variety of sports with the goal of trying something new. The Serbian champion posted a video on social media in which, among other things, he practices the renowned Brazilian martial art of ancient provenance while awaiting word on his season on concrete, the surface on which he has begun practicing (the first documents on the subject date back to 1624).
The response to the post from Nick Kyrgios, Djokovic‘s opponent in the Wimbledon final, is surprising but unmistakably humorous. The Australian said, “If you tell me this is what it takes to win a Slam, then I’m in trouble,” while the Serb compassionately claimed they had a “bromance” at the conclusion of the match.
A proverb that reads “Bad luck in luck” could be used to describe Nick Kyrgios‘ journey at Wimbledon in 2022. The Championship was held but without awarding any points to the participants, which was detrimental—among others—to Kyrgios himself, who—under normal circumstances—would today be in the Top-20. This occurred precisely in the year in which the Australian was on the right track, winning a Slam in doubles and reaching the final in singles.
Considering that the 27-year-old Australian is now rated No. 60, there is a good chance he will enter the US Open as an unseeded player. The topic was discussed by Kyrgios himself, who once again demonstrates that he has a great deal of faith in his technological equipment: “No matter if I have a seeding or not, my competitors are fully aware that everything hinges on me.
They don’t have much to do if I am confident and perform well. Despite being 60 years old, I still consider myself to be a Top 10 player.”
Djokovic is discussed by Goran Ivanisevic.
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.”