The Montreal Masters 1000, the first of three major competitions taking place in North America during this portion of the 2022 tennis season, is almost ready to begin. This tournament on concrete will feature all of the top tennis players in the world.
It will be the first crucial test for competitors who want to get ready as much as they can for the US Open, the year’s final Grand Slam. The winner will receive 1,000 points, and many competitors are vying for the trophy to go to the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin and climb the ATP rankings.
Given the absence of the Big Three, there are many opportunities for the players: Rafael Nadal recently canceled due to sudden physical discomfort (click to read more), choosing the cautious route; Roger Federer is still mired in the mud; Serbian Novak Djokovic was forced to resign due to Canada‘s current anti-Covid regulations.
Before the official draw for the Canadian competition, which will take place on Friday, August 5, beginning at 4:00 p.m., the seeds have been changed in this manner. The current favorite, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, will have to defend every point because he is the current champion.
The Spanish player Carlos Alcaraz is even in second place and is thus at the bottom of the leaderboard.
Nole acknowledged his supporters.
On a tennis podcast called “3iguales,” Francisco Cerundolo remarked that Novak Djokovic should be commended for being “honest.” “I don’t think of [Novak] Djokovic as the bad guy.
Quite the opposite. People have a strong romantic attachment to Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. It’s honest when Novak expresses his feelings, Cerundolo stated. Cerundolo predicts that Djokovic, who has won 21 major championships, would eventually surpass both Federer and Nadal in the race for the most men’s singles Grand Slam titles.
“Novak will undoubtedly surpass both in Grand Slam victories. The player who goes the furthest to aid those who make the least money is Djokovic. To those who participate in challengers or futures games,” said Cerundolo. All present indications point to Novak Djokovic being denied admission into the United States of America and missing the US Open as a result.
“I just wanted to take a minute to tell all of you how appreciative I am to see so many messages of love and support from all around the world these days. Because I didn’t anticipate it, it feels really mind-blowing. Just wanted to express my gratitude.