The tennis season is just too lengthy in its present state and needs to be higher organized sooner or later, reckons Novak Djokovic.
Talking to the press after his 6-2, 6-3 win over Tallon Griekspoor within the second spherical of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the World No. 1 touched on the evolution of tennis, opining that it has change into way more bodily than it was.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion additionally identified that everybody is taking part in just about each main event nowadays, noting that the competitors was very excessive, albeit unsustainable in its present state. Having at all times maintained that the tennis calendar was far too rigorous on gamers’ our bodies, the 35-year-old has solely change into extra agency in that opinion with age.
“I do agree it has change into extra bodily by way of operating, sliding. You need to be very athletic. You need to be an all-around, all-surface participant with a view to be No. 1 on the earth. These days everyone seems to be taking part in just about each large event, so the competitors may be very, very excessive.”
“Season is lengthy. For me it is too lengthy, for my part. I’ve been saying that fairly a while – nowadays after I’m a bit older than I used to be 10 years in the past,” Djokovic mentioned.
Nonetheless, the Serb just isn’t so positive that reorganization will happen quickly, seeing as there are far too many governing our bodies and conflicting pursuits within the sport. However with tennis being one of the vital watched sports activities on the earth, Djokovic admitted that there was a must advertise higher than is at present being performed.
“I simply really feel like we will reorganize our season in a greater method. It is slightly bit sophisticated. It is one other topic. There’s too many pursuits, governing our bodies in tennis that determine on the calendar. General I believe tennis is in a great place, however we should use the potential and the worldwide attain that we now have.”
“We’re not utilizing that potential to its most in any respect. We’re one of the vital international sports activities watched world wide, over a billion individuals watching. I really feel like we collectively must do a greater job in selling the tennis. It is a very fashionable, historic sport. Advertising and marketing-wise and utilizing, so to say, potential commercially just isn’t as near all the opposite international sports activities,” he mentioned.
“Every little thing is evolving, every thing is bettering” – Novak Djokovic on the evolution of tennis
Novak Djokovic attributed know-how as the primary purpose for the speedy evolution of tennis in recent times — a attribute he attributed to all sports activities typically. The Serb is of the opinion that technological modifications, such because the modernisation of the racquet, have helped tennis transition into a way more fast-paced gamestyle than earlier than.
“I believe it’s the case with all of the sports activities. It is form of a logical, I’d say, truth about life. Every little thing is evolving, every thing is bettering. It needs to be that method. You will have the know-how that’s actually completely different.”
“Tennis not so a few years in the past was performed with a picket racquet. You have had an introduction of so many extremely enduring however but very mild supplies that mean you can swing faster, to have extra management. That is know-how,” Djokovic mentioned.