Rafael Nadal reached a new milestone of 22 Slams in 2022 by winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros. Everyone is in awe of the Spanish sensation, who has replaced his enduring opponents Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in the all-time rankings of the Slams.
The Swiss man retired in September of last year, so he can no longer add to his record. For his part, Nole has paid a high price for choosing not to receive the coronavirus vaccination. The 35-year-old native of Belgrade was forced to skip the US Open and Australian Open last year, but he was able to minimize the harm by winning his sixth Wimbledon.
With seven victories at Church Road, the Serb not only matched his idol Pete Sampras’ record, but he also moved one prize or further behind Nadal in the all-time majors rankings. The Australian Open in 2023, where the Serbian will compete for his tenth victory, will serve as a test of his abilities.
Tuesday will mark the debut of Goran Ivanisevic’s protégé against Carballes Baena of Spain. Martina Navratilova elaborated on the chances of Nadal and Djokovic on the Tennis Channel microphones. “The best possibility for Novak Djokovic to win further Slams in 2023.
In three of the four Majors, Serbia is the clear favorite “Martina conducted an analysis. “Rafael Nadal is the overwhelming favorite at Roland Garros, but he has less of a chance than Nole in the other three Slams. It’s possible that a young player may be able to trip Djokovic, but for now, that’s how things stand “Navratilova added.
Gunter Bresnik recently made some intriguing remarks on Djokovic in an interview: The 2022 season was significantly impacted by Novak Djokovic‘s repeated absences, as he was forced to miss two Slams and the entire American Masters 1000.
Dedicated to his parents, Djokovic
Following his victory over Roberto Carballes Baena, Novak Djokovic paid respect to his parents Srdjan and Dijana.
During his on-court interview, Novak Djokovic said, “My parents were here in 2008 when I first won; hopefully they will bring me luck again.” “Unbelievable ambiance, thank you everyone so much for staying so late and for giving me such a warm welcome and reception that I could only imagine.
The fact that I’m back in Australia and on this court, where I’ve had the most success in my career, makes me incredibly happy “added the Serb. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to the tournament, so thank you for your support, he continued. “This court is without a doubt the most unique court in my life,” he said.