'Novak Djokovic's very careful about...', says legend

“Novak Djokovic is very careful with…” goes the legend

After a historic 2011 season, the pressure on the 2012 Men’s Tour was on Novak Djokovic, who had to prove himself again and defend the colossal score. The Serb couldn’t repeat those numbers but there was nothing wrong with his tennis.

He clinched six titles and secured the number 1 of the year by a wide margin over Roger Federer. One of the three crowns he defended was the Canadian Open, which arrived in Toronto just a week after the disappointing London Olympics.

Novak lost two close matches against Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro in London, coming back empty-handed and without a medal. Djokovic left the Wimbledon turf quickly and played at a high level in Canada to win the third trophy of that event.

In the title fight on August 12, the Serb defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-2 to claim his 12th Masters 1000 title, leaving Pete Sampras behind at 11. Djokovic stayed close to Roger Federer with those 1000 points in the ATP rankings, his best to defend as many and return to the throne.

Djokovic lost serve in four matches against Bernard Tomic, Sam Querrey, Tommy Haas and Janko Tipsarevic. He got into a good rhythm and dropped the Frenchman in 62 minutes for his seventh win in eight meetings. Dominating first and second serves, Novak dropped eight points in nine service games, saving all four break chances and increasing the pressure on Richard, who couldn’t handle it.

Gasquet won just five of 17 second serves and suffered three breaks from as many chances offered to Novak to finish second in Canada for the second time.

McEnroe defends Nole Djokovic

Former world No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe has come out again to criticize the US government.

“Well, first of all, I think it’s BS,” McEnroe said. “I think so. He should be allowed to play. My personal opinion is I’m vaccinated, I’ve had the booster and it depends on the individual.”

If I were him and not Novak Djokovic, you know he’s won a lot more Majors than me and because he’s dug in his heels and found that will very few people in any sport have ever found. That’s part of what made him so great.

He sticks to his guns and is fully entitled to make the decision. The guy is one of the greatest athletes in any sport. He is very careful about everything he puts into his body so it is frustrating to see that he is not allowed to enter the country because he is not vaccinated.

It’s really unfortunate, but that’s the rule we have in government now. I don’t agree with that, but that’s c’est la vie right now,” McEnroe said.

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