Novak Djokovic recently won Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, equaling his idol Pete Sampras. The former world number 1 has thus raised a season that he had taken a negative turn, also thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
The Serbian champion had to give up the Australian Open at the beginning of the year and the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami in the spring. Thanks to his fourth consecutive seal on the London meadows, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has hoisted himself to 21 Majors and narrowed the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time ranking.
It is unlikely Nole will be able to fly to the United States to compete in the last Grand Slam of the season, since the vaccine is required to enter the country. The ‘Djoker’ has already made it clear that he will not play minor tournaments to collect points.
A few days ago, it was announced his presence at the Laver Cup, which will take place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. Together with him, there will also be Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. In a recent interview with ‘Nova TV’, Goran Ivanisevic reflected on his collaboration with Djokovic.
Ivanisevic talks about Djokovic
“It is an honor and a pleasure,” Ivanisevic said about working with Novak Djokovic, adding, “A man who has conquered everything and is still hungry and eager for success. He has had a difficult, unfair year, many bad things happened to him.
He deserved that Wimbledon, in the final there were two of the world’s best tennis players on grass, he and Kyrgios,” continued Ivanisevic. Ivanisevic reacted to the situation, expressing his displeasure at how the Serb cannot enter the country even if he is healthy and tests negative for coronavirus.
“If you are vaccinated and infected, you can enter America, and if you are unvaccinated and test negative, then you cannot enter America,” stressed Ivanisevic. It was the US Open last year. Novak Djokovic was on his way to winning his fourth Grand Slam title that year, thereby completing a Calendar Year Grand Slam.
It was a rare feat that has eluded many great players like Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. During an interview, former World Number 5 Gonzalez opened up about wanting to see Djokovic winning the Calendar Grand Slam.
He said, “Novak Djokovic came very close to making the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’ last year, we all cheered for him. It would have been a formidable undertaking”.