‘Always End Up Re-Appearing’- Goran Ivanisevic Likes Novak Djokovic’s Mentality to That of a Super-Hero

Published 05/24/2022, 11:46 AM EDT
Tennis – ATP 500 – Dubai Tennis Championships – Aviation Club Tennis Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 21, 2022 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his first round match against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti REUTERS/Suhaib Salem TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Novak Djokovic is brilliantly making up for the time that he had lost when he could not be on tour. The Serbian player made a comeback for this year’s Monte Carlo Masters. World no. 1 is back and is smashing strokes on the court. His coach, Goran Ivanisevic, is all praises for the player and has gone to the deserving extremes to compare him to superheroes.

Goran Ivanisevic showers praise on Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic cruised through the first round of the French Open by defeating the Japanese player, Yoshihito Nishioka. His coach, Goran Ivanisevic, did not shy away from praising the world no. 1. He said, “It’s like in the films with Spiderman or Superman: the heroes are sometimes in a bad position, but they always end up reappearing.”

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This was in reference to the Serbian player’s absence from the first half of 2022. He has been performing well and has also won the Italian Open to give a boost to his morale. Consequently, this can help him in winning the French Open, too. He further added, “Novak can say to himself: I had the whole world against me and I am still No. 1 in the world.”

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – May 12, 2022 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his quarter final match against Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

How did 2022 turn out for the world no. 1?

Novak Djokovic had a rough start to the year. He could not be present for the Australian Open and later on, missed various other tours. Even after making a comeback to the Monte Carlo Masters, he had to wait till the Italian Open to claim a victory to his name. He defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas to clinch the title in Rome.

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Moving on, in the French Open, the defending champion can face Alex Molcan, who is being coached by his former coach Marian Vajda.

Sep 6, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits to Jenson Brooksby of the United States on day eight of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Novak Djokovic will also have to face the brunt because of the loss of Wimbledon’s ranking points. Consequently, he will end up losing his topmost rank on the ATP ranking chart. But the player has not let this news dampen his spirit and continues to perform tremendously.

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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