“Novak Djokovic is going through a difficult period but…”, says the young ace
Novak Djokovic has only played one tournament this year, the ATP 500 event in Dubai, due to anti-Covid regulations in different countries. The Serbian champion decided not to get vaccinated and took responsibility for choosing him.
Belgrade, thanks to the abolition of the Green Pass promoted by the French government, will certainly be able to compete in the Masters 1000 of Monte-Carlo and Roland Garros. He shouldn’t have any problems in Madrid and Rome either, at least given the latest indications suggested by the respective governments.
Djokovic will focus a lot on clay and has already started training in Monte-Carlo, where he will take the pitch from April 10-17. He will not participate in the Monaco Rafael Nadal tournament. The Spaniard suffered a stress fracture in his ribs at Indian Wells and will have to stay in the pits for a few weeks.
Cobolli on Novak Djokovic
Italian teenage sensation Flavio Cobolli revealed in a recent interview that Novak Djokovic is his idol. Speaking afterwards in an interview with Tennis World Italia, the 19-year-old opened up about what inspired him to pursue a career in tennis.
“Novak Djokovic is my idol. He’s going through a difficult period, but he will always be my idol. He’s the one I feel closest to among the Big-3 because we both like to defend and counter-attack”, said Cobolli. . “Besides, we’re both going home well.
Among Next Gen players, on the other hand, I really like [Taylor] Fritz.” While Cobolli’s long-term goal is to become a mainstay on the ATP Tour, his biggest dream is to triumph at Roland Garros at least once in his career.
“My goal is to qualify for the Australian Open and get into the Top 100. Even qualifying for the Next Gen in Milan would be a dream. In the long term, however, the goal is to get there and stay on the Tour as much as possible.” possible,” Cobolli said.
“[But the main dream is to] winning Roland Garros.” Novak Djokovic and Pepe Imaz share a turbulent history. The latter joined Djokovic’s team after his victory at Roland Garros in 2016. However, this period also coincided with the Serbian’s crisis.
Over the next two years, he failed to win a Grand Slam title. This also led to the split between Djokovic and Boris Becker. Imaz and Djokovic ended their working relationship in April 2018. However, the two have maintained a healthy personal relationship despite their separation.