Matteo Berrettini has revealed that the absence of Novak Djokovic played a crucial role in Carlos Alcaraz’s successful season.

Serbian legend Novak Djokovic He is one of the greatest players of all time, dominating the sport for the past two decades. He had a rough year and had to miss tournaments due to his Covid-19 vaccine. Matteo Berrettini He makes a big statement about the Serb’s absence, which is proving to be an unnecessary advantage for young players like Carlos Alcaraz, who closed the year as the youngest World No.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion suffered a major setback when he was expelled from Australia on the eve of his match in 2022. The tournaments during the North American swing, especially the US Open. 7. He managed to remain the dominant player only during SW19 as he won the Wimbledon title.

Berrettini was amazed at the 19-year-old’s rise to become World No. 1 and conceded that he deserves all the credit. He further noted that the absence of the 2022 Wimbledon winner played a pivotal role in Alcaraz’s successful 2022 campaign, which won the US Open and four ATP singles titles. But he credited the young Spaniard with instilling faith in overcoming obstacles in the Big-2’s dominant age.

I have to say it’s been a strange year where Novak didn’t play most of the slams. But Carlos deserves the world title and I think everybody says ‘He did it’ now, it changed our mentality, it’s like we can do it too. Daniil already did, which was impressive.Matteo Berrettini said during an interview.

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Novak Djokovic reveals his goals for the coming years

Novak Djokovic - Moyens I/O
Novak Djokovic – Moyens I/O

Despite having a rough season, he finished the year on an excellent mark by winning the ATP Finals for the sixth time, tying the record with Roger Federer. After the US Open, Novak Djokovic played four consecutive finals and won three times. Finished the year in the top 5 ATP ranking.

As Novak Djokovic enters the 2022 season, he admitted that he needs to work harder to compete with the energetic younger generation in the coming years. As he laid out his ambitions for the years to come, he continued to consider himself lucky enough to compete at the highest level. He also admitted that his age is not in his favor at the moment and he wants to keep playing as long as he can.

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The 35-year-old has been allowed to participate in the 2023 Australian Open after a long wait. He is on the Grand Slam entry list as the federal government lifted the three-year visa ban issued as a result of his deportation. When Novak Djokovic returns two years later, he will seek a record Australian Open title and a chance to equalize the Grand Slam title tally with Rafael Nadal.

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