On Thursday, on the eve of the long-awaited semi-final against world number 1 Carlos Alcaraz, Novak Djokovic assured his compatriots in the Serbian media that he would give everything to be able to conquer his 23rd Grand Slam title on Sunday.
THE long-awaited game. Since the draw, all tennis fans have been waiting for it: this famous semi-final between Novak Djokovic, “GOAT” of tennis who has 22 Grand Slam titles to his incredible list, and Carlos Alcaraz, new monster of the tennis world already at the helm of the rankings when he has just turned 20 years old. The shock will take place.
Admittedly, not in the final, as everyone would have hoped, but in a fight of titans having everything from the final before the hour with a view to the final, the real one this time, against Alexander Zverev, back in the last four a year after this appalling injury against a Rafael Nadal absent this year for the first time in the history of the tournament, or Casper Ruud, who finally seems to have become world number 4 again on the court and not only on the sheet. Djokovic or not, many already imagine Alcaraz crunching the former boss of the circuit, in the form of an official transfer of power, but this time at Roland-Garros.
This is also probably the fear of Serbian journalists, even if they do not officially recognize it This Thursday, when they (quickly) came across the hero of an entire people and supreme idol of the country, they nevertheless sought to reassure themselves by taking the pulse with the one who had stumbled on Nadal last year. The “Djoker”, in comments relayed by our colleagues from Welovetennis, immediately reassured them.
Djokovic: “I will fight until the last drop of sweat”
“I will fight until the last drop of sweat and until the last ounce of energy because I consider it a great chance to win the trophy”, swore the one who, once is not custom, will not enter the Philippe-Chatrier court full to bursting in the skin of favorite. He won’t let go, count on him. Whether the match lasts more than five hours or not, the “GOAT” promises that he will be there. “A Grand Slam semi-final is a big event and a big match and I will be ready to play maybe the longest match of the tournament. » If not, this should definitely be one of the prettiest. Not to be missed anyway.