Only one tennis player who is in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open already knows what it is to win a Grand Slam title and it is none other than Novak Djokovic. If already in the preview of the tournament, ‘Nole’ appeared as the number one candidate to win the championship in Melbourne Park, his chances increased considerably once Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev were eliminated. Djokovic knows that on his way to the title he will face players whom he vastly surpasses in experience, but among them, there is one that he sees above the rest. “I think Stefanos (Tsitsipas) is someone who is ready to win a title of this magnitude. The way he is progressing makes it clear that he can do it and he already knows what it is to play in the final rounds of Grand Slam ”, commented the Serb. Djokovic has already won a Grand Slam final from the Greek, it was at Roland Garros in 2021 where Tsitsipas wasted a two-set lead. “I also know that there are several American guys playing great tennis and I will be watching all the matches, but it gives me confidence to be here because I know how to handle everything that a second week of a tournament like this implies since I have been in this one. situation many times”, he added after his victory over the Australian Alex de Minaur. The rest of the players who are still active, no other has reached a game for the title of this category if he wants, so in experience, the Serbian is plenty. Do you see Stefanos Tsitsipas with a chance to defeat Novak Djokovic in a hypothetical Australian Open final?
Nole Djokovic is pain-free at the moment
Novak Djokovic has had enough of the accusations spreading about him “faking” his injury at the 2023 Australian Open. “I leave the doubting to those people – let them doubt,” he said. “Only my injuries are questioned. When some other players are injured, then they are the victims, but when it is me, I am faking it. It is very interesting. I don’t feel that I need to prove anything to anyone. I have got the MRI, ultrasound and everything else, both from two years ago and now. Whether I will publish that in my documentary or on the social media, depends on how I feel,” he said. Maybe I will do I it, maybe I won’t. I am not really interested at this point what people are thinking and saying. It is fun, it is interesting to see how the narrative surrounding me continues, narrative that is different compared to other players that have been going through similar situation,” Djokovic said. “But I am used to it, and it just gives me extra strength and motivation. So I thank them for that.”