The n he had a message.
Novak Djokovic wins the Australian Open.
He later revealed that the criticism hit him.
And that the tournament was very difficult.
“Lots of people were unfair to me,” he says.
The chest was wide before the final of the Australian Open against Novak Djokovic. But the Serb made short work of it, clearly winning in three sets with 7: 5, 6: 2, 6: 2. This was the ninth time Djokovic triumphed in Melbourne.
The Rod Laver Arena is his living room – like Roland Garros for Rafael Nadal and Wimbledon for Roger Federer.
The way to the 18th Grand Slam title looked easy in the end, but Djokovic later disagreed. «This title cannot be compared with any other. Quarantine wasn’t easy, and emotionally it was the toughest Grand Slam of all, ”he clarified.
“It wasn’t pleasant”
The whole fuss about his injury, the simulant allegations and the mistrust from other players, media and fans would have hit him. His strategy: he always tried to stay positive. «I had to be very strong mentally. We have tried not to read the many comments made about me, but sometimes it is difficult to avoid. It was not pleasant to hear these allegations. “
Djokovic is aware of his role. He thinks that this wasn’t the last time he was the bogeyman. “Of course it pains me to see people openly criticizing me. I had to develop thick skin over the years, ”he continues. “A lot of people were unfair to me. Winning the tournament is my answer to everyone who did it. “
«Novak needed this title so badly!»
And not only Djokovic is happy about his triumph. His coach Goran Ivanisevic is too. After the victory of his protégé, he said: “Novak needed this title so badly!” His protégé was not always treated fairly. “
The re’s someone up there who sees all this unfairness from a lot of people and the media. If people can’t find another, they attack Novak. “
And further: «He has shown the world again how great he is. It’s his tournament – nine wins are just incredible. Not even an injury could stop him – it was a masterpiece. “