‘When Novak Djokovic plays and gets angry he brings out…’, says legend

The Victorian government announced that all athletes in the state must be fully vaccinated by the end of November and that could spell trouble for unvaccinated tennis players wanting to play the Australian Open. Unvaccinated players could find themselves in a tough spot early in the season as they could find themselves in a position to choose between getting vaccinated or missing the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic, the nine-time Australian Open champion, is believed to be unvaccinated and one of the players who could find themselves in a difficult situation. Meanwhile, US Open champion Emma Raducanu said she would do whatever it takes to play the Australian Open. “Whatever it takes to be able to play the Australian Open, I’ll do it,” Raducanu explained at ‘The Homecoming,’ an LTA event held to celebrate the United Kingdom’s US Open champions. “Like a battle in my mind I just want to be at the Australian Open and I want to compete there, so whatever it takes, I’ll go.”

Ibrahimovic talks about Djokovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recently talked about the mental attributes of Novak Djokovic, explaining how the Serb is similar to him in some respects. Ibrahimovic believes Djokovic is a “complete athlete” who, like him, has improved upon his mental prowess with experience. “First of all he’s (Novak Djokovic) a Balkan head: when you explode you do well, when you get angry you do the best you can,” Ibrahimovic said. “You are more focused, more careful. When Nole plays and gets angry he brings out his best, and that’s how I feel alive.” The AC Milan striker further explained he finds Novak Djokovic a lot like himself, given how they have both grown mentally over the years. “He’s a complete athlete,” Ibrahimovic added. “The head, with little experience, is not there. With experience, the mindset grows. Nole is like me.” The Indian Wells 2021 is scheduled to take place from October 4 to 17. Unfortunately, some of the big names, like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, are not going to be seen in the men’s draw. The Swiss ace and the Spanish star decided to end their seasons earlier last month, with both suffering from long-term injuries. In the women’s draw, star players like Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are not going to be seen. Williams has not featured in a competitive match since her Wimbledon Championships exit, and even skipped the US Open due to a hamstring injury. As far as the Japanese star is concerned, she felt that she needed a break from tennis.