During a recent interview, Nikola Pilic said that Novak Djokovic can never be liked by everyone. Pilic told: “Novak Djokovic will never be liked by everyone. He comes from a small country, so he is not appreciated as he deserves by Anglo-American and European fans.
Whether people like it or not, no one can deny that Nole has character and personality. Djokovic has made the Serbian people proud, they have done a great deal to improve the country’s international reputation and are more than a great tennis player.”
Novak recently analyzed his season: “It was certainly an interesting year, very different from usual. I always try to come out stronger from every situation, it is a component of my character and this is how I approach life.
I have learned several lessons important in 2022. Many masks have fallen and it’s been interesting to see how some people have behaved with me this year. I feel inspired and motivated.” The difficulties encountered by Nole in 2022 Djokovic has encountered several difficulties this year, especially thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
The Serbian knew that such a stance would have negative repercussions, but he did not imagine he would have to give up two Grand Slams. The former world number 1 was unable to participate in either the Australian Open or the US Open, as well as suffering serious damage to his image.
For the same reason, the 35-year-old from Belgrade also missed all the American Masters 1000 (Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati). Nole lifted a season that was in danger of failing by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row, the seventh ever.
In addition to equaling his idol Pete Sampras, the ‘Djoker’ has narrowed the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings. Goran Ivanisevic’s protégé also imposed himself in Rome, Tel Aviv and Astana, taking off the pass for the ATP Finals in Turin.