‘The Best and the Worst Thing’– Novak Djokovic Gives an Unrestricted Statement on Being World no.1

Published 05/30/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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Reaching the top is one thing and maintaining that consistency to be the best is something that should be learned from the incumbent world no. 1, Novak Djokovic. He has been resilient in his training and has continued to be a tough challenge for both the new and the old players.Recently, the Serb talked about the best and the worst thing about being world no. 1.

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Novak Djokovic has cruised through the fourth round of the Roland Garros after defeating the Argentinian player Diego Schwartzman. Djokovic was asked about the best and the worst thing about being world no. 1. He replied, “The answer is in the question. Being no. 1 is the best and worst thing about being no. 1.”

This was in the context of him wanting to be the best and maintaining that consistency. He also acknowledged that this is also better because he is at the top in the era of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. 

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A nerve-wracking face-off

On the other hand, the downside is that someone is always chasing the top player to be at the top. Though obviously, this gives motivation to the Serbian player to play better. Novak Djokovic will be facing his arch-rival Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the French Open 2022.

The H2H series of the players lies in the favor of Novak Djokovic, by the ratio of 30-28.However, Rafael Nadal is called the King of Clay, as out of the 21 grand slam titles, 13 titles came from the French Open 2022. 

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Who will go ahead at the French Open 2022?

The anticipation of the development of the French Open 2022 has kept the fans on the edge of their seats. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are going to have a face-off. On the hand, we will be seeing the young Spanish sensation Carlos Alcaraz Garfia having a face-off against Alexander Zverev.

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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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