In a long interview, Annabel Croft said she did not like the treatment that was given to Novak Djokovic this year. She explained: “I didn’t like the way Novak Djokovic was treated this year. I think the whole thing was handled in a disastrous way.
It’s unfair that he couldn’t play the Australian Open and the US Open. The outbreak of war in Ukraine has complicated the situation for Russian and Belarusian tennis players, making 2022 one of the most tumultuous years in tennis history.”
Annabel analyzed Nole’s prospects: “The Serbian is still the strongest player in the world. Despite everything he went through in 2022, he managed to win Wimbledon and qualify for the ATP Finals. The way he beat Nick Kyrgios at London was impressive.
Kyrgios gave his best in that tournament by expressing fantastic tennis, but Novak was able to neutralize him.”
Novak’s troubles in 2022: what happened to the Serb
Not having vaccinated against the Coronavirus, Novak Djokovic has had several problems this year.
The Serbian veteran ended up in the eye of the storm and had to miss two majors, the Australian Open and the US Open, as well as all the American Masters 1000. The former world number 1 saw his eternal rival Rafael Nadal extend the all-time Grand Slam standings, thanks to the Spaniard’s triumphs at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade has lifted his season by winning at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, the fourth in a row. Nole has thus equaled his idol Pete Sampras and hoisted himself at 21 Majors, just one distance away from Nadal.
The ‘Djoker’ hopes to be able to participate in the Australian Open 2023, but he will have to wait a few weeks for the final answer. His lawyers are in contact with the Australian authorities and it seems that all the conditions are in place for Nole who plays the Australian Open 2023.