Novak Djokovic didn’t take chances against Carlos Alcaraz which cost him the Wimbledon finals claims Goran Ivanisevic

Ivanisevic claims that Djokovic should have taken a riskier approach in his Wimbledon final match against Alcaraz.

Novak Djokovic didn’t take chances against Carlos Alcaraz which cost him the Wimbledon finals claims Goran Ivanisevic

From left: Carlos Alcaraz, Goran Ivanisevic and Novak Djokovic, (Credits: Wimbledon / Tennis Majors)

The Wimbledon final between Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz was by all means an instant classic. The match saw newly minted World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz clinch his maiden Wimbledon title over 4-time defending champion Djokovic. In a recent interview with Croatian media outlet ‘Nova TV’, Djokovic’s coach and former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic shared his insights on Djokovic’s missed opportunities and the potential for a new era in the sport.

Goran shared his thoughts on the DjokovicAlcaraz match, acknowledging the Serbian’s and his own disappointment at the loss. “I’m still a little sad about that, but it’s more difficult for Novak, because he was on the court. Kudos to Carlos, he showed the world what kind of player he is, five sets and a victory. Djokovic didn’t take the chances that you have to take in such a final,” Ivanisevic said.

With Wimbledon over, most players will now head to the North-American hard court swing to compete in events leading to the final Major of the year, the US Open. Djokovic, however, recently revealed that he will be resting himself for the US Open and that he will only play in Cincinnati in preparation for the event.

Ivanisevic mentioned during the interview, “Rest is very important to him. I don’t believe he will come to Umag, it’s far away, but he’s enjoying Croatia.” Ivanisevic is currently residing in Umag to spectate the ongoing matches in the Croatian Open.

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Newly-born rivalry between Djokovic and Alcaraz signals the beginning of a new tennis era says Ivanisevic

Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic
Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic (Credits: Wimbledon)

Ivanisevic recognized the lingering pain Djokovic felt but expressed confidence that this defeat marked the beginning of a new era in tennis. He dismissed the significance of the age difference between Djokovic and Alcaraz, suggesting that they would face each other in numerous future finals.

“Everyone is expecting a new rivalry between Novak and Alcaraz. The age difference is big, but they will still play a lot of finals. We have an interesting tennis era ahead of us,” Ivanisevic remarked.

In the aftermath of the Wimbledon final, Djokovic sought solace in a trip to Croatia and Montenegro to recharge and prepare for the upcoming tournaments, including the US Open. Djokovic’s time in Croatia allowed him to recuperate both physically and mentally, ensuring he remains a competitive force in the tennis world.

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