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|Novak Djokovic: A Role Model For Upcoming Tennis Players by Azeemokoya: 11:04am On Jun 22|
After overcoming another early scare in the final of the recently concluded Roland Garros, there is a lot for young tennis players to learn from Novak Djokovic.
The Serb found himself in trouble on Sunday. However, he fought back from two sets down to beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the French Open.
He had suffered the same problem in the quarter-finals against Italian, Lorenzo Musetti, who had to retire from the game due to a stomach upset. Novak Djokovic didn’t make the same mistake against clay master, Rafa Nadal.
As Djokovic became the only player to have stopped the Spaniard on clay twice, many were expecting the number one ranked player to easily dispatch.
But Tsitsipas, who earned more match wins than anyone else on the ATP Tour in 2021, and who has enjoyed clay-court success with titles in Monte Carlo and Lyon gave Novak a run for his money.
Djokovic’s resilience was the answer
The question many have been asking is whether the younger generation can translate tour-level talent into success on the biggest stage of all. Djokovic answered that with resilience on the court.
Being a player who has mastered a five-set, the format is long and arduous on body and mind. Djokovic once again proves that he has the physical and mental ability to outlast even the most talented opponents.
|Re: Novak Djokovic: A Role Model For Upcoming Tennis Players by jaeyking(m): 11:05am On Jun 22|
Keep soaring high
One day a good young lad will carry on the mantle
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