Brad Gilbert, a former American tennis player, revealed he expected it Novak Djokovic to dominate the game this time. However, after considering all previous events, Gilbert believes the Serbs’ chances are slim at the moment.
So far, Djokovic has had a difficult year. Due to his status as an unvaccinated player who 34 years old was cannot play in Australia. For the same reason, he was also denied entry to the United States, which is why he was unable to compete Sunshine Double. In the meantime he was defeated in the quarter-finals Dubai Tennis Championships by Jiri Vesely.
Additionally, the Serb lost his No.1 ranking to Daniil Medvedev of Russia before regaining it a week later. However, his top position is in jeopardy as Medvedev once again lurks in the shadows, waiting to reclaim it.
“I thought Novak Djokovic would be unstoppable at this time” – Brad Gilbert
In the latest episode of Holding Court with Patrick McEnroe PodcastGilbert who is a former world No. 4explained that the new events thinks “mentally taxing” for Djokovic. “Before any of that happened with COVID I thought Novak Djokovic would be unstoppable at this time. [But now]with him everything is just a mystery.” Gilbert said. “I just think when you get that much equity from winning games – which he had heaps of – and all of a sudden you stopped playing and all these things that’s happened with COVID, I think it was mentally draining.”
However, the former American tennis player spoke out Optimism and excitement over Djokovic’s comeback. in his words, “It’s sort of forgotten now, but this guy was there all along. All of a sudden he’s gone,” Brad Gilbert said. “I think even if [Novak Djokovic] play all over Europe, I need to see results and I need to see him get his game back. Maybe he’ll get it back.”
After that, the American admired Carlos Alcaraz and claimed that the world No. 16 has a good chance of winning one of the next four Grand Slams. He also expressed his desire to see that The world No. 1 takes on the young Spaniard. “I want to see Carlos Alcaraz play [Novak Djokovic]. I think Alcaraz will come on the pitch and play him and think, ‘Okay, he’s not the same anymore’. I think if someone has to play him in the fourth round of Slam If you want to bet, bet a few on Alcaraz,” said Gilbert. “He’s right there and I like his chances of winning one of the next four Slams.”
Novak Djokovic will make a comeback in Monte-Carlo
Novak Djokovic has announced that he will start his clay season at the 2022 Monte Carlo champion on his website. After withdrawing from the Masters 1000 events in Indian Wells and Miami, the Serb announced his participation in the tournament. Despite being unable to travel to the United States due to a lack of vaccination against COVID-19, Djokovic was in the Indian Wells Masters draw until the very last minute. He later announced on Twitter that he would not be doing the Sunshine Double in the United States.
However, the Serb is now able to play that Monte Carlo champion and defends his championship Roland Garros after French authorities said they will relax their ban on COVID-19 vaccine passports entering the country.
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