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‘Novak Djokovic has modernized his game’, says expert

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Novak Djokovic has respected the predictions of the eve by winning his tenth Australian Open, as well as having taken his revenge after last year’s events. The Serbian has grown after a hesitant first week, leaving the crumbs to his rivals from the round of 16 onwards.

Not even Stefanos Tsitsipas – the best of the ‘others’ – managed to worry him much in Sunday’s final on the Rod Laver Arena. Nole thus won the 22nd Grand Slam of his sensational career, catching his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the all-time rankings.

The 35-year-old from Belgrade will think about the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’ again this year, given his form and Rafa’s precarious physical conditions. The duel between the two will be repeated at Roland Garros, where the Spaniard will hunt for his 15th seal.

The victory at Melbourne Park also allowed the ‘Djoker’ to return to the top of the ATP ranking by undermining Carlos Alcaraz. In an interview with ‘L’Equipe’, Mats Wilander complimented Djokovic.

Djokovic won his 22nd Grand Slam title

During a column published in the columns of L’Equipe, Mats Wilander insists on the adaptability of Novak Djokovic, back to the place of world number 1 thanks to his 10th coronation at the Australian Open, synonymous with 22nd Grand Slam title.

“At 35, he decided to play as if he were a modern day champion. Federer and Nadal have also changed their game. Roger, sticking more to his bottom line. Rafa, looking for tactical solutions to avoid having to run too much. Novak took on the youngsters at their own game: “I can hit harder in the forehand, I can take the ball earlier, I can find better areas on the serve.

Suddenly, we can read in which direction he directs his game today: a more physical, more violent tennis. It’s still the same Djokovic, but he has further modernized his game. In the end, he gives off an impression of superiority rarely seen in the history of the game.

Apart from the opposing service, he absolutely controls everything that happens. on a tennis court.” Novak Djokovic shed some light on his rough upbringing in Serbia in a recent conversation with former pro Somdev Devvarman.

“Look, you know, I don’t do them because I want publicity. I do them because I feel I want to help, I want to be there for people who are less fortunate. I’ve come from Serbia in 90s where we’ve been through two wars, embargo for six years.

For four years not one Serbian athlete was allowed to go out from the country to compete in international competitions,” the Serb explained.

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