Novak Djokovic has been the great ruler of the last decade, as well as breaking the hegemony of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The number 1 in the world boasts 20 Grand Slam titles and 37 Masters 1000, leading some experts to crown him as the greatest ever. The Serbian phenomenon came close to the legendary 'Calendar Grand Slam' last year and broke Federer’s record of weeks at the top of the ATP rankings. 2022 did not start well for Nole, who paid a very high price for her choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The 34-year-old from Belgrade was unable to defend the title at the Australian Open, having to watch helplessly as Nadal triumphed in Melbourne Park. The 20-time Grand Slam champion has only competed in the ATP 500 in Dubai, the Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo and the ATP 250 in Belgrade so far. 'Djoker' has repeatedly reiterated that he wants to reach 100% at Roland Garros, where he will be called to defend the title won in 2021. During a recent interview with 'LWOS', Djordje Djokovic spoke at length about his brother Novak.
Djokovic won 20 Grand Slam titles
“Novak Djokovic is such an inspiration to me. He has achieved so much in tennis and still continues to keep going on. Yet we maintain our relationship like any other siblings. All three of us brothers moved away from home at a very young age. We kept pushing each other to do better." Djordje added about his oldest sibling: "Novak is not involved in the organisation of the event (Serbia Open). But he often guides me as a brother and provides valuable feedback as a top player. I definitely appreciate having that." Tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg took to Twitter, taking a dig at Djokovic’s actions at the Serbia Open. He said, “On Djokovic, good news is he got lots of time on court this week after depriving himself of it, playing for over 10 hours in his four matches. Bad news is that he-like others on ATP-still has a real problem with launching reckless projectiles in anger that hit/nearly hit folks.” Further, the Serb is having an unusual start to the season, having played in only three tournaments this season. Meanwhile, Opelka has had a contrasting season, having won two titles in Dallas and Houston. The duo will participate at the Madrid Open, taking place this week. Can Djokovic win his first title this season in Spain?
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