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‘Djokovic Is Still the Player to Beat’ – Change of Guard Narratives Blown Away as Former Pro Refuses to Write Off World No.1

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Novak Djokovic was unable to win a second consecutive Australian Open when he was beaten by 22-year-old Italian Jannik Sinner in the semi-finals of the grand slam last month. However, the world number one’s shocking loss at the Australian Open this year hasn’t raised any alarm in the mind of Tim Henman. He still believes Novak Djokovic is the ‘player to beat’ in 2024.

Djokovic’s defeat at the AO did raise questions whether the 36-year-old is past his prime and might not be as dominant as he has been in the coming years.
Noval Djokovic sets eyes on specific target in 2024
Last year in December, Henman heaped praise on the 36YO Serbian tennis superstar while speaking to the Eurosport. He said, “I think he deserves so much credit in so many areas, not only being able to perform and move at his age when it’s surely not getting any easier but still to have the hunger and desire and motivation to keep winning. So in 2024, for sure, Djokovic is the player to beat. I think he’s the favourite at the start of the year and I still think he will dominate.
The 49YO Brit recently backed his statement during an interview with SkySports News. “Djokovic is still the player to beat. He won three of the four majors last year. By his own admission, he didn’t play well in the semi-finals of Melbourne, but he’s still the man to beat.” Even his 30YO compatriot, Laura Robson, backed Djokovic saying he could play tennis until the age of 55, no matter what the results recently.

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