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Djokovic helped Bergamo - "Novak has a golden heart"

The world's best player Novak Djokovic decided to help Bergamo, the Italian city which was affected the most by the coronavirus pandemic.



The Serbian donated a currently undisclosed amount to Bergamo. Previously he donated one million Euros to his homeland Serbia.

Bergamo currently has 61.326 people infected, with 11.142 passing away.

"Djokovic with the golden heart" - headlines in the Italian press.

"That's right, Djokovic has a golden heart. He never stops being generous. The best people are those who help silently, not exposing themselves, and people don't know what they do. We found about his love for Italy from someone else, not from him. Novak Djokovic impressed me, the best player in the world, who after huge donations to Serbia helped us too. When he heard the news from our province Lombardy, he helped. He is a great man. I hope I will be able to hug him soon", said Peter Assembergs, director of the health center Bergamo, in "Porta a porta" interview.

"Novak's donation will help in modernization of shock rooms in Treviglio hospital, which is currently the most important place in the fight against coronavirus. The hospital will buy masks, protective glasses, respirators, defibrillators, monitors, lamps and other needed equipment, which will additionally ease the work of medicine workers. All thanks to Novak Djokovic's donation", claims Assemberg.
This is amazing. Thank you Novak.
 

Biotic

Rookie
As good as this match was, Nole made life difficult for himself so many times. Had he finished it off earlier, who knows that years Final could've been a whole different story.
Good thing Dimitrov was in the mood to do the same one year later, when he wasted 3? or 4? set points in the 4th.

Edit: Watching it again, yes, he obviously had tons of opportunities to close it out in 4. He messed up badly, but was probably low on confidence after RG.

 
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Born_to_slice

Hall of Fame
"Lično nisam za vakcinaciju i ne bih voleo da me neko primorava da dobijem vakcinu da bih mogao da putujem. Ako to bude pravilo i zakon šta će onda da bude? Treba da odlučim da li ću ili neću da se podvrgnem tome. Imam svoje razmišljanje, a da li će se promeniti u nekom trenutku ne znam. Hipotetički, da se nastavi sezona u julu, avgustu ili septembru, mada nisu velike šanse, koliko sam razumeo odmah nakon ukidanja strogog karantina će postojati zahtev za obaveznu vakcinu, koje još nema", rekao je Đoković.

"I personally am not for vaccination and I would not want anyone to force me to get the vaccine so I can travel. If that is the rule and the law then what will it be? I have to decide whether or not to undergo it. I have my own thinking. , and whether it will change at some point I do not know. Hypothetically, to continue the season in July, August or September, though not a great chance, as I understand it, right after the abolition of the strict quarantine, there will be a requirement for a mandatory vaccine, which is not yet available " , said Djokovic .
Sorry for machine translation, I'm too lazy to do it myself.
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Happy birthday to our Earth's Mightiest. May he continue where he left off before the break.



In honour of Novak Djokovic's 33rd birthday, the ATP Tour is celebrating by reliving 33 facts, moments or memories that have made his tennis career spectacular thus far.

33 - Combined wins against former World No. 3s and US Open champions Marin Cilic (17) and Juan Martin del Potro (16).
32 - years old when he led Team Serbia to the inaugural ATP Cup title.
31 - Top 10 wins in 2015. Djokovic's overall record in the season was 82-6.
30 - Consecutive Grand Slam singles matches won from the first round at 2015 Wimbledon until losing in the third round of 2016 Wimbledon.
29 - wins vs. Rafael Nadal (29-26).
28 - The number of consecutive Grand Slam quarter-finals Djokovic reached from 2009-16 (second all-time behind Roger Federer's 36).
27- victories vs. Federer (27-23).
26 years old in 2014 when he won his third of four consecutive Nitto ATP Finals titles.
25th player to become World No. 1 in the FedEx ATP Rankings (4 July 2011).
24-0 to conclude 2013 with titles in Beijing, Shanghai, Paris, the Nitto ATP Finals and Davis Cup.
23 straight wins from August to November in 2015 after 28 straight wins from March to June that same year.
22 consecutive wins from November 2012 to March 2013, including 11 against Top 10 players.
21 years old when he won the Tennis Masters Cup in 2008.
20 years old when he won his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2008.
19 years old when he won his first ATP Masters 1000 title in Miami in 2007.
18-match winning streak to start 2020.
17 straight wins vs. Top 10 opponents from the 2015 Nitto ATP Finals to 2016 Rome, a career-high.
16 years old when he made his tour-level debut (d. Skroderis in 2004 Davis Cup).
15 consecutive finals reached to conclude 2015 (17 including 2016 Doha and 2016 Australian Open).
14 straight Grand Slam semi-finals reached from 2010-13 (second all-time behind Federer's 23).
13 sets won 6-0 in 2011.
12 years old when he went to Niki Pilic’s academy in Germany.
11 tour-level trophies lifted in 2015, a career-high.
10 tour-level titles won in 2011.
9 losses in Grand Slam finals (Nadal 4, Murray 2, Stan Wawrinka 2, Federer 1).
8 Australian Open titles.
7 singles titles and a career-high 43 victories in a row from December 2010 to June 2011.
6 ATP Masters 1000 titles won in 2015, a single-season record.
5 year-end No. 1 finishes in the FedEx ATP Rankings.
4-time winner of the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award (2012, 2015, 2016, 2019).
3 sets lost en route to winning the 2020 Australian Open title.
2 match points saved to beat Federer in both the 2010 and 2011 US Open semi-finals.
1 of three men to hold all four Grand Slam titles at once (also Budge and Laver).
 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Djokovic and his brother were the first to greet Thiem and Zverev on their arrivals at the Belgrade airport.

Dimitrov arrived on Monday and already had a training session with Djokovic. Ivanisevic was watching over.

"Adria Tour" will start on Friday, with the official opening ceremony starting at 4 pm local time. After that we will get to watch mixed doubles. Jelena Jankovic, Olga Danilovic, Nenad Zimonjic and Novak Djokovic will participate. Doubles follow after that, where we will get to watch Dimitrov, Zverev, Troicki, Zimonjic among others. The singles draw will be determined by the players, as they will have to serve and hit a certain target where the name of their opponent will be placed.






 

Doctor/Lawyer Red Devil

Talk Tennis Guru
Congrats to Thiem on winning the tournament. Only player to win every match, well deserved. And big thanks to him, Sascha and Grigor for coming to participate. Belgrade was the center of this sport scene for a weekend, we got to see something we've been missing for months - top tennis with crowds.



Despite beating Troicki and Zverev, Djokovic narrowly missed out on the final on game ratio to Krajinovic, who beat him from a set down.

Seeing his emotional reaction after beating Sascha made me realize for the first time what a tough blow his retirement will be. Not ready for it at all. Hopefully he's still got a lot more to give us on biggest stages until then. He's been so awesome...

 
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