Tomas Etcheverry left stunned by Novak Djokovic’s mental prowess as he calls the Serb ‘PERFECT’ in every aspect
Etcheverry achieved his career-high ranking of World No.30 back in June
Tomas Etcheverry, Novak Djokovic and Tomas Etcheverry(Images via: We Love Tennis, Tennis TV)
Argentine tennis professional, Tomas Etcheverry has been selected to represent his country at the Davis Cup. The 24-year-old experienced a meteoric rise in his rankings in 2023. Currently ranked as the World No.35, he achieved his career-high ranking of being the 30th seed in June this year. Etcheverry, in an interview with ‘La Nation’, revealed that if there is one player who inspires him, it is Novak Djokovic.
The 24-year-old told the media that he saw the last two sets of the US Open Finals, held between Novak Djokovic and third seed, Daniil Medvedev. “Djokovic overwhelms you. It’s like he’s not doing anything wrong,” Tomas said. He further called the Serb’s game as “perfect” and explained how Novak has a great range and is good at backhands. “The physicality is incredible…he can play slow, he can play fast, he has a lot of variations,” the 24-year-old said.
Speaking in praise of Novak’s mental prowess, Tomas claimed that the Serb is much superior. “What surprises me is how hungry he still is at 36 years old. After accomplishing everything, he is hungrier than anyone and that’s impressive,” he added. Tomas told the media how one of his childhood dreams was fulfilled when the Argentine clashed with Novak. The two faced each other in Etcheverry’s second-round match at Rome this year. Djokovic had won the match, scoring an impressive 7-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Taking a look at how far he has come in 2023 from last year, Tomas said, “In a few months, I accomplished a lot. I realize that I am ready to be here and continue to grow.” He also claimed that the 24-year-old is highly motivated and excited for what life has in store for him.
Novak Djokovic claims created several records with his 4th US Open win
With his win at the Flushing Meadows, Novak Djokovic has set several new records. He became the oldest person ever to win the US Open, a record earlier held by Ken Rosewall, who won the championship at the age of 35 in 1970. He is also the man with the most Grand Slam Majors to his name. The Serb broke Serena Williams‘ record of 23 majors and now ties Margaret Court with his all-time record of 24 major singles.
Novak beat Roger Federer‘s record when he reached his 47th Grand Slam semi-final after ousting Taylor Fritz out of the race. His appearance in the final round at the US Open 2023 marked the tenth time he made it to the finals of the tournament. He is also the first man ever to win three major titles in the same year on four occasions: 2011, 2015, 2021, and 2023.
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