After the 2021 US Open final, Novak Djokovic has yet to return to the field. The world number one had a fantastic season but fell short of putting the cherry on top.
The Serbian sensation won the first three Slams of the year, completing the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’ fantasy.
If he wins in New York, the 34-year-old Belgrade native will become only the second man in Open Era history, after Rod Laver, to win all four majors in the same season.
Nole paid the price for the months of strain and tension just a foot from the legendary finish line.
Daniil Medvedev won the final with ease and forfeited his first Grand Slam of his career as a result of the combination of these circumstances.
Djokovic has stated that he will return to action in Paris-Bercy. Followed by the ATP Finals in Turin and the Davis Cup finals.
Boris Becker, his former coach, made some fascinating statements regarding Novak in the most recent episode of the German podcast ‘Das Gelbe vom Ball.’
Boris Becker talks about Novak Djokovic
“The incredible ovation Novak Djokovic received during the final was very good for him,” Boris Becker said as per reports on TennisHead.
“That ovation should make it very clear that Novak is on the way to being loved in the final stretch of his career.”
People have always respected Djokovic’s game. But they have never really connected with him on an emotional level, according to Becker.
“Respect for his incredible performances has always been there, but now people attach themselves with him emotionally,” Becker added.
Djokovic had stated before the Major that completing the Calendar Slam would be the “biggest achievement” of his career.
In light of this, Boris Becker believes Djokovic is still coming to terms with the massive chance that eluded him.
“Novak is still digesting the tremendous opportunity he could not take advantage of in the last US Open,” said the German.
“It became a major emotional problem for him, things did not go as expected.”
Team Serbia will be led by world number one Novak Djokovic. Filip Krajinovic, Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere, and Miomir Kecmanovic will also be on his team.
Daniil Medvedev is now focused on winning the Davis Cup Finals in 2021.
He also has a formidable squad, which includes players like Andrey Rublev, Aslan Karatsev, Karen Khachanov, and Evgeny Donskoy.