Novak Djokovic has made himself the author of a 2021 on the verge of perfection, but has not been able to put the icing on the cake. The number 1 in the world, capable of winning the first three Slams of the season, came to the US Open with a huge load of pressure on his shoulders. Despite having struggled more than expected in the two weeks in New York, Nole still managed to hit the final, where he was swept away by an impeccable Daniil Medvedev. The Russian took advantage of a very subdued version of the Serbian to win the first major of his career. He also prevented the 34-year-old from Belgrade from becoming the second man in the Open Era after Rod Laver to win all four Grand Slams in the same year. In recent days, news has come that Djokovic will not take part in the Indian Wells Masters 1000. At this point, it is not excluded that Novak chooses to extend his rest until the beginning of 2022. In a recent interview granted to the ‘We Love Tennis’ portal, Frédéric Fontang shared some interesting thoughts on the 20-time Grand Slam champion.
Fontang opens up on Novak Djokovic
“My first memory about Novak Djokovic goes back a long way: he was a junior and I was taking care of Jérémy Chardy. He was already very expressive on the court and very professional off the court. His backhand was also well installed. You couldn’t predict such a career, but it was clear he was ambitious. To answer the question, I would say that his record is unassailable. However, I can understand that some of his reactions are not appreciated. Novak is the world number one in planetary sport; To see him throw his racket at the Olympics is not acceptable, no matter how disappointed he is. He is a star who is watched by the whole world, he must set an example” – Fontang stated. In order for anyone to enter Indian Wells, individuals will require to show valid proof of full vaccination against the coronavirus by acquiring a digital health pass. Children under 12 years of age will not be granted permission into the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. To keep all individuals as safe as possible, no exceptions to this policy will be allowed. All tournament volunteers, staff, sponsors, media, and vendors will have to be fully vaccinated in accordance with this policy.