The world tennis number one said on Wednesday that the pressure was a “privilegeAfter American gymnastics star Simone Biles’ decision to withdraw from two events.
Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastics team competition before relinquishing the all-around final, which takes place on Thursday. The 24-year-old American wants to “prioritize her well-being” and spare her mental health. Pressure ? Novak Djokovic, does not know. Currently opposed to Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals of the Olympic event, the Serbian was asked about the weight of expectations weighing on his shoulders. The world number one being, still in the running to become the first male tennis player to win the “Golden Slam“, Ie the four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year”Pressure is a privilege. Without it, there is no professional sport. To hope to stay at the top of a sport, we have to learn to manage the pressure“. Gymnastics star Simone Biles’ decision shed light on the impact of the strain on the mental health of athletes. The favorite in the men’s event was seen in the middle of a conversation with Turkish volleyball teams, assuring them that his mentality was a crucial factor in explaining his longevity. “On and off the pitch, all the expectations … I learned to develop a mechanism to manage this so that it doesn’t bother me anymore, it won’t wear me out anymore», Explained the Djoker.
During the last US Open, Djokovic also cracked …
This speech clashes a little, after the wave of support received by Simone Biles. Djokovic was under pressure anyway sometimes. Big favorite of the last US Open, the Serbian was disqualified in the round of 16 against Pablo Carreno Busta for having touched a linesman with his ball. A ball struck by Novak Djokovic without looking towards the back of the court and which hit the linesman in the throat … An involuntary gesture which reflected his nervousness. But in this year 2021, the Serbian seems impervious to pressure. Who can now prevent Novak Djokovic from breaking all records? No doubt no one other than himself.