Novak Djokovic ‘s 2022 is anything but quiet, despite only having one tournament, Dubai , on his record card. The bans for his refusal to be vaccinated have brought him very negative consequences, such as his deportation from Australia or the loss of a very high potential amount to which he aspired in the Aussie Open and in the first two Masters 1000 of the season, but he did not they have deprived a number one that he recovers after three weeks in the hands of Daniil Medvedev and that, precisely, due to a premature defeat of the Russian, will see him again at the top starting next Monday.
Djokovic has become one of the great protagonists of world sport having played only one tournament so far in 2022. Injuries are not a problem for the Serb, who due to his decision not to get vaccinated has obtained the veto, with his consequent deportation, from the Australian Open , as well as the prohibition to enter the United States to participate in the Indian Wells and Miami Masters 1000.
Among the first three major tournaments on the calendar, Djokovic has missed the opportunity to win – or defend – 4,000 ATP points and what may seem even more impressive, to pocket more than 5.1 million euros along the way. In the habit of progressively increasing the prize money of the main events of the ATP calendar, the Australian Open raised its figures and reported the winner, Rafael Nadal , 2.8 million. Nole, who was the great favorite for the title, lost the opportunity in the midst of a scandal that would end with his irrevocable expulsion from Australia .
After the Open and everything that revolved around him, Djokovic was able to return to competition in Dubai , where he stayed in the quarterfinals after an unexpected defeat against the Czech Vesely -number 74 in the ATP ranking-, before checking how the Indian Wells and Miami tournaments did not get him the desired permission to enter the United States even though he was not vaccinated. The result, a new and double loss of participation in the two great Masters 1000 of the calendar, both with 10 days reserved in the calendar, and a prize money that includes 1.2 and 1.3 million euros for the winner, respectively.
Despite the fact that achieving the plenary session in Australia , California and Miami was exaggerated, Djokovic has already shown on more than one occasion that at his best level he is the top favorite in all tournaments that are not clay courts – and in which Nadal is present –. Not surprisingly, the Serbian has won the Oceanic Grand Slam nine times, the Indian Wells Masters 1000 five times and the Miami Masters six times, although he has not triumphed in the spring in the United States since 2016, when, as happened in 2011 and 2015, Nole got the triple crown at the beginning of the season.
number one with expiration date
The world number one title, despite falling back into his arms due to Medvedev ‘s second-round loss to Gael Monfils, may not last long for Djokovic. In the Race, a classification that is limited to counting the points of 2022, Nole is in position 111 with only 90 points, kilometers away from the 2,750 of a Rafa Nadal who is running as a great candidate to take one from Djokovic, if before Medvedev, very close to the Serbian, did not succeed before.
The clay court tour aims to bring some stability to Djokovic , who has already registered in Monte Carlo and will also participate in Belgrade, Madrid and Rome before playing Roland Garros , where he defends the champion wound and in which after several variations, It also seems that he will be able to participate despite not being vaccinated.