Over the years, Novak Djokovic established himself as one of the best players to set foot in tennis. While his performances attracted many sponsors, one watch sponsor surprisingly eluded the Serbian for the past two years. However, that fact changed today when Swiss watchmaker Hublot announced the world’s No. 1 as the latest addition to his family. In 2011, the ‘Djoker’ signed his first sponsorship deal with the Audemars Piguet watch. After he ended that deal, Djokovic signed with the Japanese watchmaker Seiko. This agreement lasted for five years and expired in 2019. Although the Serb later wore Seiko watches, he did not sign another watch sponsor in the past two seasons. Just days before the US Open, Hublot made a big announcement by taking the world No. 1.
Chris Evert comments on Novak Djokovic
Chris Evert, an 18-time Slam champion herself, believes Novak Djokovic will “have to be considered” the GOAT soon enough, given that he still has a fair few years left in his career. “Shot-making, artistry Roger Federer,” Evert added. “Fitness and warrior, fighter Rafa Nadal. But Djokovic will win more tournaments and will win more Grand Slam tournaments and will have a better record.” During the interview Chris Evert also gave her thoughts about Naomi Osaka and her recent struggles. “My heart goes out to these players,” the American said. “Yeah they are making a lot of money, but there is a price for everything and it’s delving into your private life.” Evert pointed out that Osaka went from “rags to riches” in a matter of a few years, which according to the American is a difficult thing to deal with. “Naomi started out very shy and introverted, she didn’t have a lot of experience, wasn’t sophisticated in life and at dealing with people,” Evert said. “She started out that way four or five years ago, then all of a sudden she made 56 million dollars last year and she is living in LA, she has a rapper boyfriend. “It’s just a big difference in lifestyle. It’s not only the press, it’s going from rags to riches that’s an issue, that is not easy to go through that.” Interestingly, the US Open 2021 management has eased a lot of restrictions that were imposed on both the players and fans last year. In 2020, the organizers made sure that the players stayed in their respective bubbles and didn’t leave their place at any cost. On the other side, no fans were allowed to watch the match inside the stadiums because of the adverse situation of the coronavirus pandemic.