Novak Djokovics’ 2022 Australian Open controversy ‘woke up a beast inside him’ believes Alex Corretja ahead of 2023 ATP Finals 

Alex Corretja believes that the 2022 controversy woke up the best side of current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic.


Novak Djokovics’ 2022 Australian Open controversy ‘woke up a beast inside him’ believes Alex Corretja ahead of 2023 ATP Finals 

Alex Corretja and Novak Djokovic (Via Discovery Sports, tennis 365)

Novak Djokovic, one of the best tennis players in the world, has been playing in another league of his own at the age of 36. He has entered all four Grand Slam titles of the year and won three of them. 

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Moreover, the Serb also managed to get back his position as No. 1 in the world from Carlos Alcaraz. Spanish former player Alex Corretja had an explanation for the raging form of Novak.

In a recent interview, Alex Corretja blames the 2022 Australian Open for the current form Novak is in. Back in 2022, the Serb was not allowed to play in the Grand Slam due to visa issues. 

I think what happened to him in Australia led him to a long introspection. So I think it's like it woke up a beast inside him that he had, and he's now controlling all his emotions much better than before. 
Corretja said to Eurosports.

Since then, the world number one has shown the tennis world what he truly has in him, even at this age. Along with winning Grand Slam titles, Djokovic managed to qualify for the Nitto ATP Finals and will be seen soon in the tournament.

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Alex Corretja reveals that the world is currently seeing the best version of Novak Djokovic

In a recent interview with Eurosports, former Spanish player Alex Corretja shared a few insights about Novak Djokovic and how he has improved as a player since the biggest controversy in tennis history. Novak has recently started showing a lot of emotions on the court, and while some fans may not like this version of Nole, others are with the current World No. 1.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Via Daily Express)

He said:

So I think we are seeing probably the best version of Novak Djokovic overall. Of course, maybe he's a little bit different than five to ten years ago. But overall, I think we've seen probably the best performance of Novak in the whole history. He's even enjoying when the crowd is against him. 

Now the 24-time Grand Slam winner will be seen in the ATP Finals, where he is set to play against the likes of Jannik Sinner, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Holger Rune in the group stages. Djokovic has had a remarkable season so far and would look to end it on an even higher note by winning the ATP Finals.

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