Novak Djokovic Seeks to Tie Federer, Nadal ‘Slams Mark
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
He is the world number one and recently-crowned Australian Open men’s singles champion. Novak Djokovic plans on surpassing the Grand Slam singles title record of 20. Currently, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer hold the said title. His straight-set win over Daniil Medvedev. He takes home his ninth Australian Open title and 18th Grand Slam men’s singles title overall. Djokovic mentions that he will focus his attention on winning the remaining Grand Slam tournaments for the year. This includes the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open. His decision would likely benefit the best tennis betting sportsbook enthusiasts who always place their bets on Djokovic in these major events.
Taking Home the Title Amidst Adversity
The 33-year-old Serbian netter shook off an abdominal tear. He sustained this injury during the third round to emerge as the King of Melbourne for the ninth time. He conquered Milos Raonic, Alexander Zverev, and Aslan Karatsev. All these players while suffering from the effects of the injury secure a finals’ clash against the streaking Medvedev. In the winner-take-all meeting, Novak Djokovic used his experience to conquer the young Russian in straight sets. The victory was his ninth Australian Open title. It moved him two Grand Slam titles behind the record shared by the two greats. In a post-match interview, Djokovic mentions he be smarter this year. He will pick his tournaments where he can peak at the right time and not tire himself out. This could mean that he could appear in events where he can compete. It ensures that his fitness is still good prior to contending in the remaining Grand Slam events calendared this year.
The world’s top men’s singles star did not mention which tournaments is he planning to compete at. It is certain that he will take part in elite Association of Tennis Professionals events. Here, he can gauge his readiness for the Grand Slam event. He said that the competitions he had are Federer and Nadal. Federer is still recuperating from two knee procedures. As for Nadal, it motivates him to perform at his top level every tournament. This amazes his coach, 2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic. He witnesses how the rivalry stood the test of time and earned 58 titles between them. But at the end of the day, he hopes that his ward would overtake Nadal and Federer in the Grand Slam titles list.
Target: Roland Garros
Djokovic’s next Grand Slam event will be the French Open that is slated to take place at the fabled Roland Garros clay courts on May 23-June 6. The Serb would likely kickstart his preparations by the second week of April with the Monte Carlo Masters. The ATP 1000 event will possibly feature the world-ranked tennis stars who will also prepare for the Open and take home big ranking points plus a hefty sum of money. Djokovic may opt to join the Serbia Open in his native Belgrade right after the Monte Carlo Masters but he can skip that and take part in consecutive
ATP 1000 claycourt events for the month of May, the Madrid Open, and the Italian Open. Both tournaments could give the Serbian netter ample preparation – and competition – to put him in match shape come the French Open where he will meet top favorite and 13-time French Open titlist Nadal.
At the Top of the World
Aside from winning a record ninth Australian Open title, Djokovic is set to surpass Federer in the number of weeks of being world number one in the ATP rankings. By next month, the Serbian will be on his 311th week at the top of the charts. Despite all of these accomplishments, Djokovic is hungry for more major titles and pledged to compete for even more to set additional records along the way.
The presence of the Serbian star as one of the all Grand Slam tournaments will probably last for around five to seven years more, depending on his fitness and the progress of his younger foes. Knowing that he is always a likely threat for the crown, opponents are expected to be intimidated by his fine tennis play and excellent shots that turn into victories. Tennis betting odds picks predictions will be exciting in the coming years with Djokovic around.