Vasek Pospisil: "Novak Djokovic is the toughest to face"

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Vasek Pospisil: "Novak Djokovic is the toughest to face"

As a guest on the latest edition of the Match Point Canada podcast, Vasek Pospisil revealed that Novak Djokovic is the toughest opponent he has ever faced. Pospisil said: "Novak Djokovic is definitely the toughest opponent I've ever faced.

Nole has always had the ability to defuse my strengths. My tennis relies heavily on serve and he has the best response of all time," said Pospisil, who has never snatched a single set from the Serb in their six head-to-head matches at the ATP level.

He added: "Against Novak I never felt like I could win. When I faced Roger Federer in Basel, I put him in trouble and came close to beating him. I was one break ahead in the third set. Roger has a talent. monstrous, but I felt I could do something against him.

I never felt this feeling against Djokovic." Djokovic and Pospisil have a very close bond, having founded the PTPA together. The two met in Tel Aviv a couple of weeks ago.

Novak's season

Novak Djokovic broke several records from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, having proven himself to be one of the greatest ever.

The former world number 1 did not have an easy season, especially thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The Serbian phenomenon was aware that this decision would have negative repercussions, but he did not imagine having to miss two majors.

Nole was unable to participate in either the Australian Open or the US Open, two tournaments in which he would have been the main favorite for the win. The 35-year-old from Belgrade did not shine at Roland Garros before triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career.

In addition to equaling his idol Pete Sampras, the 'Djoker' has narrowed the gap that separates him from Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam standings. Goran Ivanisevic's protege has imposed himself in Tel Aviv and Astana in the past two weeks, detaching the pass for the ATP Finals in Turin.

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