John Millman on the Novak Djokovic's drink issue
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A video of Novak Djokovic's physiotherapist Ulises Badio has gone viral on social media as he prepares a secret drink for the Serb during Atp Paris-Bercy's semifinal against Stefanos Tsitsipas. Through his Twitter profile, John Millman intervened in defense of Nole: "A completely unjustified mess was created for that video that portrays Djokovic's physiotherapist preparing a drink.
I think it is a ridiculous question. Inside the changing rooms, the physiotherapists prepare lots of drinks for the players. There is nothing strange or secret. Djokovic's team wanted to prevent the cameras from framing the product brand." After the unexpected defeat in Bercy in the final, Djokovic has already turned his attention to the Atp Finals: "Every tournament is important at this stage of my career.
Last year I played well in Turin reaching the semi-final. The conditions are quite fast due to the altitude and it is necessary to serve well. I will arrive a few days early and I hope to be at my best." Djokovic failed to clinch his seventh title in Paris-Bercy, having been defeated by an unleashed Holger Rune in the final.
The former world number 1 was one set ahead and squandered several opportunities during the match, including a break ahead in the third set. At the press conference, Nole himself admitted that he had made unusual mistakes and that he was unable to give the usual energy to his blows.
The Serbian phenomenon has experienced a fairly troubled season, thanks to its choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The 35-year-old from Belgrade had to miss the Australian Open and the US Open, as well as suffering serious damage to his image.
Djokovic lifted their 2022 by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row, the seventh ever. Goran Ivanisevic's protégé has thus equaled his idol Pete Sampras and hoisted himself at 21 Slam, just one distance away from his eternal rival Rafael Nadal.