Novak Djokovic’s 2020 was certainly a rather peculiar and controversial year. The Serbian champion, number one in the world, on the one hand immediately won tournaments such as the ATP Cup and the Australian Open, began an incredible series of victories and on the other hand, however, was the protagonist of some quite controversial episodes. We have seen the various criticisms that the Serbian champion suffered at the Adria Tour where he was part of the organization of the tournament and received numerous criticisms. In addition to this, the most particular episode of the entire 2020 concerns what happened at the Us Open 2020: during the match valid for the Round of 16 against Carreno Busta, at the end of the first set Djokovic was disqualified for having mistakenly hit the line judge and was thus eliminated from the tournament. After that match Novak Djokovic appeared quite shaken and above all he lost an important chance to shorten in the Slam race against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. During the press conference before his debut in Doha Roger Federer commented on the disqualification of Novak Djokovic and all that happened in 2020. Here are his words: “Djokovic was really unlucky at the US Open, I think everyone thinks so. It is true that on this occasion you have to keep control, but these are things that can happen to anyone. The Adria Tour? Maybe it was done too soon. In general, I haven’t seen Djokovic for a long time but I can say that he always does his best to try and help the other players on the circuit.” During his post-match press conference on Friday, Daniil Medvedev was also asked about his opinion on the Big 3’s dominance in general. The trio of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have won 14 of the last 15 Grand Slams, and they share a mammoth 58 Majors between them.
Medvedev reflects on the Big 3
Daniil Medvedev was effusive in his praise for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, even suggesting that he would like to take tips from the three after they call it a day. “They are just different. Their Grand Slam achievements are crazy,” Medvedev replied when asked about the Big 3. “I do not know how they were able to win so much. After their retirement I would like to ask them what went through their mind and how they prepare.”