Life Advice with Novak Djokovic
Posted on January 29 2019
In the space of a year, Novak Djokovic has gone from toiling superstar to cruising superhuman. The Serb’s transformation on the tennis court has been remarkable, and he reinforced his dominance this weekend with a straight sets win over Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final.
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In a heartwarming interview with a junior presenter, the world number 1 gave a wonderful insight into his mentality. Check out this great article from the ATP (which is an unbelievable resource) to find out Djokovic’s thoughts on life.
As a devout Federer fan, part of me wishes there was something to dislike about Djokovic, but there just isn’t. The 31-year-old moved to 15 Grand Slam titles in Australia, standing just two behind Rafael Nadal and five behind Roger Federer.
With Djokovic seemingly in such good health and clearly in such dominant form, many commentators are reopening the great G.O.A.T debate, with Djokovic’s name featuring prominently.
ESPN has put out a great article this week which takes a good look at the numbers behind Novak Djokovic and makes a firm case for the Serbian to be considered the GOAT by the end of his career. He’ll have to do a lot more to convince me that Fed is not the greatest of all time, but check out the article and see what you think!
When you look at some of the stats that are presented, it’s quite difficult to argue with. Djokovic is clearly an unbelievable tennis player and a ruthless winner, but the stats can’t tell you everything. There is just something about Federer, he has the whole package, and it still remains to be seen whether anyone will overhaul his 20 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic’s form looks like it’s set to stay, but how about some of the other top performers at the Australian Open? Sometimes the Aussie Open can throw up some shock results and you always wonder whether those results are going to be a trend for the year, or just a one-off.
Tennis.com wrote a great article this week touching on this point. Top of the list is the Osaka vs Williams comparison, can Williams use Osaka’s success to push her on to yet another Grand Slam title? Another big question is how far can Stefanos Tsitsipas go in the men’s game?
Personally, I love Tsitsipas. His game is exciting, he seems like a great character and I hope he can make it all the way to the top!
Find out what Steve Tignor at tennis.com thinks will be the trends of 2019 through the link below!
We’ve been lucky enough to have some great tennis to watch over the past couple of weeks, with dominant victories and some pretty epic tantrums. Thankfully, we’ve got some great news sources to help us keep track of everything that’s gone, so check out these articles and keep yourself up to date with the goings on in the tennis world.