Fans throughout the world are praising Rafael Nadal for his phenomenal performance at the French Open 2020. The Spaniard didn’t lose a single set during the entire tournament which helped him win his 20th Grand Slam title. But, what many are forgetting is the exceptional gameplay exhibited by the World No.1 Novak Djokovic.
In a recent interview, Djokovic’s head coach Marian Vajda revealed the traits that separate the Serbian from the rest of the players. He believed that it is because of his determination and consistency that Djokovic is way ahead of others.
“His absolute determination to be the best! He knows his goal and how to go towards it,” said an enthusiastic head coach in the interview.
According to the coach, Djokovic pushes himself to achieve more and more. It is also a fact that Djokovic is one of the two players who have defeated Rafa at Roland Garros so far.
“He works hard every day”- Coach on Novak Djokovic
Djokovic was unbeaten in 2020 before he met Rafael Nadal in the finals of the French Open 2020. He won the Australian Open 2020, was unfortunate at the US Open 2020, and ended as a runner-up at Roland Garros 2020.
Despite losing in straight sets in the final, he has still maintained his World No.1 position with a lead of about 1900 points over Nadal in the ATP rankings. All these reasons add up and make him a special player.
“Also, the attitude towards obligations. He fulfills them perfectly and professionally every day. He is not the first for no reason. And, he works hard every day,” added Vajda.
Apart from a tennis player, the 33-year-old Djokovic is a fitness idol. His athleticism on the court is unparalleled. He doesn’t give away points easily, and sets his targets and trains his body accordingly.
Leaving the Grand Slams aside for a moment, Djoker has shown equally dominant performances at ATP tournaments. He recently won his 5th Italian Open title giving him his 36th ATP Tour Masters 1000 title.
Fans believe that it is his ability to improve quickly that helps him stay at the zenith. The World No.1 will soon be seen on the court again at the Vienna Open 2020.