Two days from making his debut at the US Open (August 30 to September 12), Novak Djokovic is overflowing with confidence on his way to the 21st Grand Slam of his record. At least on a mental level, his stumbling block at the Olympic Games seems more than overcome, where he started as a great candidate for gold and where he ended up marching without a medal. In the hours before their first game, which will be against a rival from the previous phase, the one from Belgrade couldn’t be more sure of his success in New York, perhaps even excessively.
“From 1 to 10 I have a trustworthy 11 … no, sorry, a 21”, Djokovic said in his last interview in New York, in clear reference to the number of Grand Slam titles that he would add on September 12 if he is proclaimed champion in the Big Apple.
And there is not the thing, because Patrick Moratoglou, Serena Williams’ coach, He did not miss the opportunity to reply to the Serbian via Twitter: “Be very careful with the fine line that exists between trust and overconfidence. Trust is constructive, but overconfidence is destructive. “ Once again, Nole, at the center of the controversy …