“Got Nothing To Lose”: Novak Djokovic Reveals Olga Danilovic’s Preparation for Match Against Naomi Osaka at US Open 2021

Published 09/01/2021, 6:54 AM EDT


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the best player this season by far. He has done something not many have been able to execute, winning the first three Grand Slam titles of the season. The Serb is all set to make it four out of four this year.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

After winning his opening round match, Novak Djokovic spoke about the possibilities of another match between compatriot Olga Danilovic and defending champion Naomi Osaka. He stated that he has been in touch with her and that he gives his inputs from time to time.

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan serves against Marie Bouzkova of Czech Republic in the first round on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

While speaking on their match, Djokovic stated, “I’ve been following Olga since she was very young. Her father was one of the greatest basketball players of all time in our country. She’s got great genes for sports, she won the WTA title in Russia and she struggled in the last couple of years to find that level.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Novak Djokovic issues guidance to the young Serb

The 20-time Grand Slam winner feels that the youngster has got nothing to lose. For a 20-year-old, she has already won a WTA title in Russia a few years ago. Although she has struggled with form recently, she can surely turn the fortunes with time on her side. She does remain in contact with the best player in the world.

Aug 31, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot against Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune of Denmark in a first round match on day two of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The World No. 1 from Serbia added, “Still, she’s young, only 20 years old, she’s fit, strong. We’ve been speaking a lot with her team and coach. Tomorrow she’s got nothing to lose and she’s excited to play on the big stage on the center court. She’s pumped and I’m hoping for the best for her.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

At the moment, all these three players are competing at the US Open. We wish them the very best for the upcoming matches and for the rest of the season.

Watch this story: How Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Others Travel

Exhibition mixed doubles to begin with Djokovic/Jelena Jankovic v Zimonjic and Olga Danilovic. pic.twitter.com/L4E03FI1aD

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

— Del🇪🇺 (@Stroppa_Del) June 12, 2020

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Rohan Kollare

1074 articles

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT