Novak Djokovic is one of the more resilient players in the sports world, especially in tennis. Serbian has won 18 Grand Slam title and several records under his belt. However, WTA No.1 Ashleigh Barty described ATP No.1 as “an incredible athlete.”
The 33-year-old from Belgrade made her Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2005 Australian Open as a qualifier. Since then, Djokovic has competed for 17-time and claimed 9 out of the 18 major titles. He has been the reigning champion in Melbourne Park since 2019.
Djokovic Is A Great Person To Bring Our Sport Into The Light, says Ash Barty
Earlier this year, Serb wore his 9th crown with the “Nole, Nole, Nole” chant echoed around Rod Laver Arena. As a result, Serb often expresses his love for visiting Kangaroo nation and gratefulness for blue court in Rod Laver Arena.
Ash Barty emphasised that the six-time year-end World No.1 player has a little bit of Australian winning spirit. And he is an excellent representative for racquet sports.
“Novak Djokovic is incredible. I think Australians see him having a little bit of that Aussie spirit, having won so many times Down Under. He’s an incredible athlete. He’s an incredible ambassador for our sport. He’s a great person to bring our sport into the light,” Barty confessed.
Novak Djokovic Began Preparation Ahead of The French Open 2021
Following the Australian Open swing, Serb announced his withdrawal from the ongoing Miami Open 2021. Djokovic cited he wanted to maintain a work-life balance. He has decided to skip another ATP Masters 1000 event this year, Mutua Madrid Open.
At the same time, Novak Djokovic has begun the training session on a clay court in MC country club, Monaco. He will resume his tour at the Monte-Carlo Masters, which takes place from 11-18 April as per the ATP calendar.
Afterwards, he will return to Belgrade to play in the Serbian Open, followed by Rome Masters and Roland Garros. Serb has a win-loss record of 7-0 this season. On the other hand, Ashleigh Barty will lock horns with Canadian Bianca Andreescu for her 10th tour-level title at the Miami Open 2021.