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‘Novak Djokovic is mindful of it because he respects…’, says top analyst



Djokovic is diverting all his attention to catch up to Nadal in the Grand Slam race

he show of the Indian Wells Master 1000 will begin on Monday 7 March, the first ATP tournament of this category in the calendar of the 2022 season of the circuit.
The Bnp Paribas Open proved to be an event full of surprises: four non-top-tier tennis players reached the semifinals and in the end British Cameron Norrie took advantage of the opportunity and took home the title, as well as the points needed to get the second place from reserve to the Nitto Atp Finals (participating due to the injury of Stefanos Tsitsipas).

Novak Djokovic is currently registered, although at this moment he does not have permission to enter Florida to play, therefore remaining at the window waiting for further news. Matteo Berrettini is also present at the moment, struggling with a new physical problem.

Novak Djokovic

The organizers have released the list of those currently registered for the competition. Novak Djokovic Daniil Medvedev Alexander Zverev Stefanos Tsitsipas Rafael Nadal Matteo Berrettini Andrey Rublev Casper Ruud Felix Auger-Aliassime Jannik Sinner Hubert Hurkacz Denis Shapovalov Cameron Norrie Aslan Karatsev Diego Schwartzman Pablo Carreno Busta Roberto Bautista Agut Gael Monfils Taylor Fritz Cristian Garin Nikoloz Basilashvili Lorenzo Sonego Reilly Opelka Marin Cilic Grigor Dimitrov John Isner Daniel Evans Karen Khachanov Carlos Alcaraz Alexander Bublik Albert Ramos-Vinolas Frances Tiafoe Alex De Minaur Lloyd Harris Filip Krajinovic Dusan Lajovic Marton Fucsovics Dominic Thiem Fabio Fognini Ugo Humbert Federico Delbonis Tommy Paul Sebastian Korda Alejandro Davidovich Fokina David Goffin Ilya Ivashka Mackenzie McDonald Benoit Paire Botic van de Zandschulp Dominik Koepfer Soonwoo Kwon Jenson Brooksby James Duckworth Laslo Djere Adrian Mannarino Jan-Lennard Struff Maxime Cressy Arthur Rinderknech Pedro Martinez Tallon Griekspoor Lorenzo Musetti Miomir Kecmanovic Federico Coria Alexei Popyrin Gianluca Mager Benjamin Bonzi Hugo Gastin Marcos Giron Emil Ruusuvuori Alex Molcan Pablo Andujar Sebastian Baez Mikael Ymer Facundo Bagnis Richard Gasquet Borna Coric PR Pablo Cuevas PR Aljaz Bedene PR.


Thaler on Novak Djokovic
On the latest episode of Inside In, sports journalist Russ Thaler claimed that Novak Djokovic’s main priority right now is not the No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings but to finish his career with more Grand Slam titles than Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.


“He is mindful of it because I think he respects Daniil Medvedev. That’s become plainly obvious in the last week because everyone is asking about it. I think he respects the grind, that Daniil, and that No. 1 ranking,” said Thaler.

“I don’t think that’s his priority in his career. It does not seem that way to me. I think getting back ahead of Rafa and Roger in the Majors’ count, I think, and maybe winning more Masters. But I think Novak is really, he is doing what Roger started a few years ago, where it was like, let me really hone in on, what my goals are,” added the journalist.