There has always been controversy in the world of tennis, both on and off the court. However, we have seldom seen an athlete defend a colleague as passionately as we have recently Johanna Konta around Novak Djokovic.
In an interview with tennis365.com, the British tennis player expressed her deep admiration for Djokovic and how unfair most people’s treatment of the Serb seems to her. “He deserves much better treatment than he gets”said Konta, highlighting the challenge Djokovic faced on the world tennis landscape.
Many refer to him as the “bad guy” who dared to destroy the dominance of two popular tennis icons, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. However, as Konta pointed out, “Without everything he has done, this sport would not be what it is today [Djokovic]”. Serbian has had a significant influence and has certainly left its mark.
Konta didn’t hesitate to address the heart of the problem: the tendency of some people to demonize the top politicians. “I think there are people willing to join the chorus of haters and attack the best,” he said. But what is most striking is his belief that many of those who criticize Djokovic are not even able to explain the reason for this dislike.
Having spent his entire career with Djokovic on the circuit, Konta has been able to witness the Serb’s triumphs and challenges up close. Her hope for him is clear: that he can win his 24th Grand Slam title in New York and thus further consolidate his status.
At a time when opinions are often formed without a deep understanding of the facts, Konta’s words remind us of the importance of looking beyond the surface and recognizing the talent and dedication of athletes like Novak Djokovic.
One of the names that caused a lot of conversation at the last edition of the Flushing Meadows tournament is undoubtedly that of Alya Tomljanovic. The Australian tennis player surprised everyone with her brilliant performance and reached the quarterfinals. But shortly after that success, she disappeared from the scene with a serious knee injury that kept her off the field all year.
The good news for tennis fans, and Tomljanovic fans in particular, is that the Australian star now seems fully recovered and ready to return to action. And what stage would be better suited for his comeback than the US Open 2023? A particularly important tournament for her, as she has to defend the result of the previous year.
At 30, the age when many might be considering retirement or a drop in performance, Tomljanovic shows he has a clear goal in mind: to return to the top of world tennis and achieve even more prestigious results.
A new beginning, a rebirth. That’s what Emma Raducanu deals with this crucial phase of his personal and professional life. The young British tennis player, who has caused a worldwide sensation with her incredible performances, is trying to reconcile with tennis and especially with herself.
Raducanu returned to training after undergoing surgery for serious injuries that put an end to her rise in the tennis world. And for this she chose a place away from the limelight and constant media hype that surrounds her home: the city of Shenyang in China, her mother’s place of origin.
This return to her roots is not only symbolic, but also represents an opportunity for Emma to reconnect with her heritage and find balance in her life. In addition, training in Shenyang gives her the opportunity to focus on her game, away from the pressure and expectations of the British public.
The training sessions in Shenyang are a promising sign of his commitment to get back to his optimal level. With an environment that offers the serenity and the right focus to come back stronger than before.