‘Can’t Deal With This Fella’ – Snooker Legend on Sharing Similarities With Novak Djokovic

    22-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is on the verge of missing out on yet another Grand Slam. The 35-year-old has paid a high price for his stand against covid-19 vaccination. While the world number 6 missed out on the Australian Open and lost to Rafael Nadal in the French Open, he was in tremendous form at Wimbledon. The Serb claimed his fourth consecutive title after defeating Nick Kyrgios.

    Snooker great Ronnie O’Sullivan believes that he and Djokovic are similar in a particular aspect. Here’s what the Seven-time snooker world champion believes he and Djokovic have in common.


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    The similarity between O’Sullivan and Novak Djokovic

    In a recent interview, the Seven-time snooker world champion revealed that he and Djokovic both can play with high intensity for a long time.

    “I like to think that when I get in that gear and that zone, I become quite strong. They [his opponents] could not sustain it for longer periods of time, so I was able to pull away. I play to quite a high level for a lot of the time, which is quite difficult. It is like playing Djokovic at tennis,” he said.


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    Further, he cited the example of Djokovic’s Wimbledon final with Nick Kyrgios. “you might win the first set, nick it 6-4, and you have to give it everything, but then he starts to get into you and you just see them thinking ‘I can’t deal with this fella,’ he added.


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    CDC announcement confirms no unvaccinated participants in the US Open

    Djokovic stands firm on his decision to remain unvaccinated for covid-19. Now the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the US had made it clear in an announcement that no unvaccinated foreigners will be allowed to enter the country.

    Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 1, 2022. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his quarter final match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

    Earlier, the CDC relaxed the vaccination mandate for US citizens. This made Djokovic fans hope that a similar rule change for non-citizens might accommodate the Serb to play in New York. With this, the Serb will end up with one Grand Slam title this year.


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