The media of the country where the world number one was born emphasized the dominance of Spanish and the crushing defeat of his compatriot.
How “Novak’s gravest defeat” qualifies this Monday the Serbian sports newspaper Sports magazine the fall of the world number one in world tennis against the Spanish Rafael Nadal in the final of Roland Garros.
This medium points out that “Djokovic has not managed to win his second trophy at Roland Garros”, after winning in 2016, and that “Nadal triumphed with ease.”
The newspaper indicates that in no match between the big three -Djokovic, Nadal and Roger Federer-, the scoreboard never yielded a result as bulky as 6-0 and 6-2 of the first two sets in favor of Nadal.
“That clearly shows how much better the Spanish was against the Serbian in the final,” indicates that media, who recalls that the French Open was the first defeat for Djokovic this year.
Sportski zurnal also points out under the title “Nadal caught up with Federer” that “the triumph of the Spanish has brought a historic change in the fight for the title of the best tennis player of all time”, since, with 20 Grand Slams, the Spanish has matched the track record of the Swiss.
“That means that for the first time in eleven years the Swiss is no longer the best of all time, at least on that basis,” he adds.
The newspaper Today affirms that Djokovic “has not been able to face the best tennis player in the history of tennis on that ground in an even way.”
While, Politics says for his part that “Djokovic did not seem the same” and argues that even the great champions have days when things do not go well.
And he attributes Nadal’s landslide victory more to Djokovic’s failures than to his opponent’s tactics or pressure.