The Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic underlines the speculation that he might skip most of the season left. This also means that he might not finish the year as World No. 1 for the eighth time. However, that completely depends on the results of Spanish World No. 2 Carlos Alcarazand Russian World No. 3 Daniil Medvedev.
After withdrawing from the Shanghai Masters, the schedule for the 24-time Grand Slam champion suggests that he will play only three more tournaments during the rest of the season: the Davis Cup, the Paris Masters, and the ATP Tour finals.
Djokovic’s historic 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open seems to have motivated the tennis great to take some time off from the court.
The Serbian now has a two-slam lead over his closest rival, Rafael Nadal. With that being said, there is nothing much left to be proven for the Serbian, maybe except an Olympic gold.
Novak Djokovic will be looking to win his missing Olympic gold next year
Novak Djokovic currently holds most of the important tennis records alone. It starts with being the only male player to win each Grand Slam three times to have the most weeks at the No. 1 ranking (both men and women included). Knocking on the doors of 400 weeks as World No. 1 and maybe adding a minimum of 3 to 4 more Grand Slams to his tally, Djokovic looks as fit and ready as ever.
Though Djokovic is known to have won the Golden Slam twice (winning all nine ATP-1000 tournaments), he has yet to become a Golden Slam winner like his biggest rival, Rafael Nadal. The Serbians will be looking to win this as well next year at the Paris Olympics.
Djokovic won a bronze medal in 2008. However, in 2021, his hopes were dismantled by Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals. To add more agony, he also lost in the bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno Busta.
Vipul Payattuparambil hails from Thiruvilwamala(Thrissur), Kerala(India). Besides being a Software Engineer by profession, he works at Firstsportz as a Tennis Writer. Sports are a part of his family culture, so he enjoys tennis, football, and cricket as much as his father. Rafael Nadal has been his role model since 2005, and he was fortunate enough to meet his idol once in Mallorca. Engaging in sports debates and reading sports journals are some of his favorite pastimes. As he sees it, sports should eventually unite people, like a handshake after a match between rivals.
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