Goran Ivanisevic is back again to talk about his relationship with Novak Djokovic, winner of Wimbledon 2022, who still does not know if he will be able to play the US Open, although most likely he will not be able due to the decision not to get vaccinated.
Ivanisevic explained: “It’s not always easy to be Novak Djokovic’s manager. We are talking about a great champion, who demands the best from himself and from those around him. For example, in training he can go completely insane due to a wrong shot. He is able to change his mood at any time.
It took some time to find the right balance. At first I was very shy and didn’t know how to handle various situations. As time went on, I realized that sometimes it’s best to just say nothing and let it vent. Our relationship is solid due to the fact that we speak the same language and have the same Slavic culture. It is an honor and a pleasure to be his coach.”
Will Djokovic be at the US Open?
2022 was a flurry of emotions for Novak Djokovic. The former world number 1 paid dearly for his choice not to vaccinate against the Coronavirus, not having been able to defend the title at the Australian Open at the beginning of the year.
The Australian soap opera also caused him serious damage to his image, with inevitable repercussions in the following months. For the same reason, the Serbian champion also had to give up the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade hoped to redeem himself at Roland Garros, but his race was already interrupted in the quarterfinals against his eternal rival Rafael Nadal. Nole came to Wimbledon with a lot of pressure on his shoulders, as his season was in danger of taking on the contours of failure.
Nole did not play an impeccable tournament, but he proved to be the best in the decisive moments and took home his seventh title at the Championships. The Belgrade has shortened the gap that separates him from Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings, waiting to know if he will be able to fly to the United States or not.