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‘Most Australians supported Novak Djokovic’s deportation,’ says expert

The Swiss tennis player still has a very important one in the ATP Finals, which the Serbian himself could match this week. Federer is currently the top winner of the “Masters Tournament” with six championships, one more than his main pursuers who are ‘Nole’, Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl.

With the last two already retired, Novak Djokovic is the only one who can access the “Swiss express” record this year. It is a reality that this possibility gives him great hope, and he has made it known on several occasions where he has assured that he continues to play to make history.

After his first victory in this edition of the ATP Finals, Djokovic acknowledged that he sees out of the corner of his eye the possibility of winning the sixth championship of the tournament and, incidentally, equaling his all-time record.

“Of course I know. Making history in this sport is always a big motivating factor for me. I mean, maybe it doesn’t necessarily affect the whole specific match approach because I have enough experience, I know myself well and I know what I need to do. to prepare for my next challenge and next opponent, but of course I am aware of the possibility of doing it again.

It is a great pleasure and an honor to be in that position. So it motivates me and inspires me to play even better tennis,” said the former world number one. ‘Nole’ has been champion of the ATP Finals in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

In addition, he has lost at the end on two other occasions. Will he be able to match Roger Federer this week as the top winners of the tournament that brings together the 8 best tennis players of the season?

Rothenberg comments on Djokovic

Renowned tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg recently expressed his uncertainty about the reception Novak Djokovic might have at the 2023 Australian Open.

He also said that it would be interesting to see how the Serb would be received at the Grand Slam. “The majority of Australians supported Djokovic’s deportation in January. Melbournes, in particular, had little patience with the exception of Djokovic’s vaccine after enduring some of the world’s longest and toughest pandemic lockdowns.

TBD how he could be received there next year,” Rothenberg tweeted. The five-time winner, in his quest for a record sixth title, edged past Tsitsipas 6-4, 7-6(4) to top the Red Group standings.

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