‘Novak Djokovic renovated or built 437 kindergartens’, says former star

The 3 greats of world tennis have not competed together in a tennis tournament since the 2021 French Open. There too, Swiss Roger Federer retired after the first week of the Grand Slam. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will skip the Indian Wells Masters 2021 It is a huge disappointment to fans that Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal are not playing in the 2021 Indian Wells Masters. Curiously, this year 2021 is the first time since 2000 that none of the ‘Big 3’ will participate in the BNP Paribas Open. While Federer and Nadal have already finished their 2021 season due to injuries, Djokovic recently announced that he would not be participating in this year’s Masters event. Therefore, he gives the next generation superstars a golden opportunity to shine on the court. Novak Djokovic’s dream of a Calendar Grand Slam was crushed at the US Open 2021. It took only three sets for Daniil Medvedev to defeat the World No.1 and claim his maiden Grand Slam title. Moreover, Djokovic couldn’t accomplish his second dream of becoming the first-ever men’s tennis player to win 21 Grand Slam titles.

The US Open has not been great for Djokovic

Nikola Pilic believes Novak Djokovic is the perfect blend of on-court success and off-court conduct, which makes him the greatest player of all time. “He (Novak Djokovic) won the most Masters tournaments, he was the only one to win every Grand Slam at least twice, no one reached 17,000 ATP points, on a list on which Murray, Nadal and Federer together do not have like him,” Pilic said. “I don’t care which party you are in politics, but what you did. Novak is very intelligent,” he added. “See how he greets the audience in Chinese in Beijing, he speaks perfect French in Paris, and also in Italy and the USA. I am not subjective, Novak is the best of all time.” Novak Djokovic donated 1 million euros to the region of Bergamo during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy last year, which is what Nikola Pilic was alluding to. “He has never been to Bergamo in his life, and he donated a million euros there,” the Croat said. “He renovated or built 437 kindergartens. He invested eight or nine million euros in humanitarian activities.” After a shocking defeat at US Open 2021 finals, Djokovic is still tied at 20 Grand Slam with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Djokovic bagged three Grand Slam titles, except the US Open in 2021. The Serb also couldn’t achieve his dream of completing the Calendar Grand Slam in 2021.