Friday, December 09, 2022

McEnroe slams Novak Djokovic for US Open exit

“It’s stupid they don’t let him play”, that’s how they rated John McEnroe exclusion of Novak Djokovik Due to not getting the corona virus vaccine at the US Open. It is not yet official, but everything indicates that the Serbian will not even participate in this Grand Slam, as happened at the Australian Open. The Serbian does not appear in the tournament’s promotional poster.

McEnroe mentioned it in a statement to Marca: “This is the closest thing to a joke. I would have been vaccinated in his place, but you have to respect his way of thinking. We live with the pandemic.” are two and a half years old and they don’t allow him to participate, I consider it a joke”.

“Novak can reach 25 grand, but In the tennis part we have to add the mental aspect, It’s not easy to train without knowing when or what you’ll be able to play on your planned schedule. After what happened to him in Australia in January, it took him four months to get his head back.”

in regard of Rafael NadalConvinced that he will end the year as No. 1 in the world: “Yeah, I think he’ll end up as No. One, I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t. It’s unbelievable for him that He can achieve this if we take into account that he was unemployed for a long time due to a leg injury in 2021.

“Rafa always does things that you don’t think are going to happen and that is why he is considered one of the best or best in history. He did not play in the Wimbledon semi-finals due to a stomach rupture, but I haven’t seen him so bad in a match with Couric in Cincinnatic, With all my respect to that tournament, Nadal is concerned about the US Open.”

Who will replace the Big Three?

McEnroe believes there is no replacement… and sheds light on its role Carlos Alcarazu: “If I have to keep one, I’ll keep Alcaraz. He is an incredible athlete, but at the same time he is not much taller than Zverev or Medvedev. Almost all newbies play the same way, with a pattern of sharp tennis of, but Carlos has something different.

“It seemed that Daniil (Medvedev) He was going to be a consistent player, obviously last year, but I don’t know if the war is affecting him or what’s really happening to him,” he says.

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