The defending champion at US Open 2019, Naomi Osaka addressed her admiration towards the World Number one, Novak Djokovic and his game. The Japanese World Number one entitled him as the ‘master’ who possesses the cleanest fundamentals of the sport.
“I think Djokovic is sort of, I don’t know, he’s mastered all the basics so I feel like everything he does is almost, like, perfect in a way because he’s just good at everything so I envy his backhand, his return. I really like on the female side, I like Barty’s slice, Serena’s serve there’s a lot,” Naomi Osaka said.
Rafa’s forehand, Roger’s serve, and Novak’s two-handed backhand are the eminent shots of tennis. These weapons which the three men posses are explicitly known for their point winning ability. Djokovic’s backhand has a dexterous shotmaking technique.
Be it a passing shot, absorption of Rafa’s lethal forehands or a riposte to Federer’s slice backhands, the Serb’s versatile backhands phenomenally serve both offensive and defensive aspects of the game along with his elastic footwork on the court.
Novak Djokovic uses a continental right-hand grip and an eastern left-handed forehand grip for his backhand stroke. The mini-swing of his racquet along his waist, the optimum point of contact with the ball and then the follow-through, all these factors blend to produce a powerful return on the tennis court.
Since the time the Serbian phenom emerged on the ATP Tour, the paranormal wizard of tennis is known for gatecrashing the league of the existing torch-bearers of the sport, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He has withstood the assault from both his adversaries, prevailed over them on their battlefields and then established himself as the greatest of all times.
At US Open 2019, Novak Djokovic will be opening against Roberto Carballes Baena from Spain. In the quarterfinals, the top seed is expected to meet the World Number five, Daniil Medvedev who recently defeated him in the semifinals of Cincinnati Masters.