‘Don’t Like It When…’: Novak Djokovic Draws Parallels With Alexander Zverev and Daniil Medvedev on Being a Rebel

Published 12/29/2021, 4:30 PM EST
Sep 12, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) talks with Daniil Medvedev of Russia (R) during the trophy presentation after their match in the men’s singles final on day fourteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports


World no.1 Novak Djokovic, who is currently in the midst of a huge discussion regarding his decision to play the 2022 Australian Open, ended this season on a high note after winning three consecutive Grand Slam titles and fell short of winning a fourth major title at the US Open.

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After taking a short break post the final in New York, Djokovic bounced back stronger to win the Paris Masters and also ended his seventh year as the no.1 player on the ATP tour. The Serbian looks invincible ahead of the 2022 season.

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Novak Djokovic opens up on similarities with Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev

The 20-time Grand Slam champion was recently crowned the Champion of Champions by the French newspaper, L’Equipe and gave a lengthy interview talking about his 2021 season. The Serb talked about Medvedev and how their friendship began.

I like his character gives everyone the image of ‘I am as this’. With his status as a top player, would lose a lot to behave like this sometimes, with sponsors, etc. I love that Daniil is not politically correct, I can identify with him myself – same with Zverev”. 

The Serb also talked about how he likes to learn through his mistakes.

I’m not perfect, but I’m gonna try to learn from all this. I don’t like it when people present themselves as perfect caretakers”. 

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev congratulates Serbia’s Novak Djokovic on winning the final match REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Djokovic is yet to make his Australian Open participation official

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In an honest interview, Novak appreciated his relationship with Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev and also how he embraced his imperfections as a tennis player. With his Australian Open entry in question, Djokovic recently pulled out of the ATP Cup.

Team Serbia will now have Dusan Lajovic as captain. Serbia takes on Norway in their opening tie-up. The ATP Cup begins on the 1st of January in Sydney.

Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in action during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

With the entire attention being focused to reveal his decision on traveling to Australia, Novak Djokovic might look to clear the air soon enough and prepare to make a staggering comeback on the ATP tour in 2022.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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