Novak Djokovic occupies the second step of the podium with 78.6%. The Serbian champion sat out two of the four Slams and missed the entire US 1000. This hasn’t stopped him from amassed an 11-3 record. The Belgradeense is the only one who has reached two figures.
Unbeaten at the ATP Finals was crucial. Rafael Nadal shot 72.7 percent and took eight of 11 wins against Top 10 players. The Mallorcan’s season was characterized by ups and downs and a striking number of injuries. In fourth place, tied at 66.7%, Stan Wawrinka and Ugo Humbert.
Both have faced one of the top ten tennis players on the circuit three times and have won twice. The Swiss and the Frenchman defeated the same rivals, that is, Casper Ruud and Daniil Medvedev. Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune also finished 2022 with the same The success rate against the top ten (64.3%).
The youngest number one in history and the Dane won nine of the fourteen games. Rune, at the 1000 Masters in Paris-Bercy, became the first tennis player capable of stopping five top ten players -Hubert Hurkacz, Andrey Rublev, Alcaraz, Felix Auger -Aliassime and Djokovic- in the same tournament since 1973.
The last tennis player who has finished his year against the Top 10 on a positive note, with a percentage of 60% (6-4, ed.), answers to the first and last name of Nick Kyrgios. The Australian reached his first Slam final on the slopes of the All England Club last July.
Novak Djokovic played on and off this year due to his stubborn refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “It’s been a great way to end the season. This season has been very difficult for me on many levels. The way I started was something I had never experienced before.
So it took me several months to find the mental, physical and emotional balance on the court, and to be able to start playing the tennis that I want to play,” Djokovic said.
Mensik opens up on Djokovic
2022 Australian Open Boys’ singles runner-up Jakub Mensik recently spoke about Novak Djokovic: “I wish him [luck] very much.
When the news reached me that he would be able to play one of the most popular Grand Slams, I was very happy. Already at the beginning of the year, he had a very difficult time there. I’ll be cheering for him and sending energy there remotely,” Mensik stated.
“Everything was an experience for me, every match, every training session, every moment in the gym. And of course on the court with Novak or at the Australian Open. (smiles) There were so many that it’s impossible to say which one would be the best and most intense,” Mensik said.