Blazing that spirited grin following his triumph in the Australian open, you were unable to resent Novak for having the smallest load of emotional baggage, for when he entered the field toward the start of this cut sided last, a few boos rang around the arena.
He won’t ever feel the adoration that is felt for the extravagant child Nadal (or his incredible Swiss opponent Federer). While treated with extraordinary regard, beside an intermittent uncouth boos, Djokovic has consistently been seen with esteem however nothing past that.
He will not at any point be the fans most loved when confronting Roger or Rafa, truth be told the help is frequently completely uneven. So as fans spread the word about their sentiments, he is unaffected, determined in his quest for magnificence and while his predominance proceeds with the Joker will not give it a second thought, this is the time of Djokovic.
Generous as ever in his most recent triumph, he said all the conventional “right things”, referencing how incredible a player his adversary was and refering to Rafa’s returned from troublesome wounds in the previous year. Publicized as a titanic fight between two of the best at any point to hold court, this last didn’t satisfy its charging. Djokovic cleared Nadal to the side as though he were just an excursion man ace, not his most prominent adversary.
This shouldn’t occur.
Nadal had been in imperious structure all competition, neglecting to drop a set and challenging only one tie-break in that run, while Novak battled with minor wounds and needed to fight with a some extreme matches in prior phases of the competition. While suppositions were clashed over who was the top pick for the last, no one saw this degree of control coming.
It doesn’t look good for the normal tennis fan expecting to see the Rafa/Roger contention ceaselessly restored.
Djokovic presently must be viewed as the best part on the planet on all surfaces bar earth, where Nadal rules as lord.
I accept these are the two best parts on the planet and that we will see a re-match of the main fantastic hammer last of the year in which Djokovic could well de-seat the ‘Ruler of the Clay’ at Roland Garros in May. Djokovic realizes the French Open is the place where a definitive test lies, where we will see whether he can indeed hold every one of the 4 pummels on the double, however more critically I accept that should he win on the mud (a major ‘on the off chance that’ I know), that it isn’t past the domains of plausibility that he could win each of the 4 thousand hammers this schedule year.
Perhaps I’m losing track of the main issue at hand here however the sheer degree of predominance he provided over the no.2 positioned major part on the planet in Australia, recommends to me that this isn’t absolutely ridiculous. No one outside of Rafa and Roger can challenge Novak when he is close to excellent condition, some might contend the instance of the youthful German Alexander Zverev (world number 3) however he presently can’t seem to discover excellent condition at a stupendous pummel and is inclined to touchiness, (crushing rackets is by all accounts one of his liked past-times) a quality that will be uncovered versus the quiet and gathered Djokovic.
Winning in Australia implies Djokovic has now won the last 3 thousand hammers, bringing his general terrific pummel take to 15 titles, 2 behind Nadal and 5 behind the maturing Roger Federer. Federer is correct now actually viewed as the best tennis player ever and which is all well and good, however will this be the situation a few years time?
What number of more pummels would he say he is probably going to win? Possibly one/two additional Wimbledon’s, perhaps a US open? He is presently not the iron man who once administered over tennis, unfit to support playing in each major and capitulating to some age-related weariness.
Rafael Nadal has had his own issues with wounds going through medical procedures somewhat recently and while he can keep on depending on close to yearly achievement in France, Sundays last didn’t give me much certainty that he can match Djokovic reliably.
Much has been discussed a portion of the youthful players on visit, Zverev, Tsitsipas, Kyrgios and so forth, none have made the move forward at this point. Novak has returned to the machine-like, blunder and injury free power that overwhelmed tennis 2/3 years prior. Indeed I would contend he looked better compared to he has at any point done before in his straight sets triumph in Melbourne. He is a man on a mission. The sole objective being getting significant titles. I will not be wagering against him having the most fabulous hammers titles when he is done.
At the point when Novak Djokovic in the long run resigns from tennis, I do accept that he will be viewed as the best to have at any point graced a tennis court.