Novak Djokovic, the World No. 1, has been in incredible form this season. The Serb has three Grand Slam titles to his name and reached the final of the fourth. He did, however, lose to Medvedev in the season’s last Grand Slam event, the US Open 2021.
Former doubles champion Todd Woodbridge recently remarked on his gameplay and expressed sympathy for Novak Djokovic. He even slammed a journalist for claiming that the Serb choked and was unable to win the match as a result.
According to WWOS, the 22- Grand Slam winner said, “Are you kidding me? This was an epic achievement. Did he play his best in the final? No, he didn’t. But there are reasons for that that go beyond choking.
“He had to go back-to-back-to-back against the three next best players in the world, Matteo Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, and then Medvedev.”
Djokovic was unfairly criticized by several journalists
A player who wins 28 matches in a row in the Grand Slam events, according to the former Australian player, did not lose a single match because they choked. And anyone who makes such a claim has no notion what an athlete’s requirements are.
He also added, “The enormity of the task made it such a difficult proposition. It riles me to think that a journalist would suggest he choked. If that’s what they think, they have no idea of what is required by the athlete.
“You have to win 28 matches in a row to win the Grand Slam, and he didn’t fall short because he choked, he fell short because of the hurdles that were placed in front of him to achieve something so incredible.”
Djokovic is currently back in Serbia following his spell at the US Open. We wish him the best of luck for the remainder of the season and for many years to come.