Novak Djokovic has always been a proponent of textbook tennis. The Serbian star looks to stick to the basics as much as possible and rarely tries to experiment. To be very honest, he doesn’t feel the need to mix things up too much considering his impeccable control.
However, Djokovic was seen using the unconventional tweener in his first-round match against Jan-Lennard Struff. It didn’t work out really well for the Serb as the ball hit the net. In fact, Novak went on to say that the Australian star Nick Kyrgios is much better at the trick.
For those who might not know, a tweener is completed when the player makes the ball travel through the space between his legs.
What Did Novak Djokovic Say?
After failing to complete the tweener successfully, Novak Djokovic confessed that he wasn’t too good at the trick. He went on to say this about Nick Kyrgios:
“Nick does it better than me, that’s for sure.”
Novak went on to reveal that this might be the last time that he tries the innovative shot.
“I will probably not try this again for the rest of the tournament.”
Nick Kyrgios has perfected the tweener to the point where the shot comes instinctively to the Australian star. He usually likes to play the shot in place of a defensive lob that he feels is too predictable.
Considering the recene heat between Djokovic and Kyrgios, it is interesting to see Novak praising the Australian star.
Novak Djokovic gained a first round victory against Jan-Lennard Struff in the first round of the Australian Open.
Meanwhile, the hometown star Nick Kyrgios will face the challenge of Lorenzo Sonego in his first round. He is expected to win easily.
Till where do you think will Nick Kyrgios reach in the tournament?