“A Nightmare To Play”: Mardy Fish Highlights the Dominance of Novak Djokovic

Published 07/12/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville


Over the past decade, men’s tennis has witnessed the dominance of Novak Djokovic. The man from Serbia has been rewriting the history books and he is certain to achieve further greatness. This season, he has done wonders, winning all the three Grand Slam events played so far. 

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Recently, former American tennis player Mardy Fish echoed the greatness of Novak Djokovic. He felt that Serbia’s World No. 1 has no weaknesses in his game. The manner in which he can defend and maintain composure during the crunch moments is second to none. 

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Open against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Speaking on Novak, Fish stated, “Novak, I mean, he just has no holes. There are no holes in his game at all. There’s nowhere to go to feel comfortable in a point or when you’re serving at 30-30 or something like that. He’s got the best returns of all time, the best defensive returns. Certainly, he makes everything back with relative ease. He’s a nightmare to play.”

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Novak Djokovic is the favorite for the US Open 

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Not many will be able to disagree with the former American player’s views. Out of the last 12 Grand Slam events, Djokovic has won eight of them. He has won all the Majors this season so far and with the US Open left, one cannot rule out the possibility of him finishing on top there. 

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his semi final match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Paul Childs

Starting off his career in the shadows of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic has certainly raised the bar in men’s tennis and has risen to great heights. He has emerged as a real asset and is one of the true ambassadors of this elegant sport. 

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With the US Series soon to begin, the Serbian star has set his focus on the hard courts and will be warmly welcomed upon his arrival in the North American region. All eyes will be on him when he steps on the court the next time. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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