"Starting to get Sampras 2002 vibes": Tennis commentator predicts Novak Djokovic's retirement date

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Monday, 13 May 2024 at 12:58
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Serbia’s tennis legendary Novak Djokovic star suffered another shocking result in Rome Open. The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic is having a tough 2024 season where he is yet to play in the final of any event. That streak continued in Rome where he suffered a shocking exit after losing to Chile’s Alejandro Tabilo in the round of 32 of the mega-event in straight sets with a score of 6-2, 6-3.
Former tennis player and now a commentator Mark Petchey, in a post on his official account on the social media platform, stated that watching Djokovic is giving him similar vide to that of Pete Sampras back in 2002.
“Anyone else getting a Paris Olympics massive push for the one thing Novak doesn’t have and then Au Revoir to tennis? Starting to get Sampras 2002 vibes. Still have him in the favourite category for RG and Wimbledon but to be this great for so long takes incredible sacrifice,” he wrote. Interestingly, Sampras went on to win the US Open in 2002 which also proved to be the last mega-event she participated in.

Anyone else getting a Paris Olympics massive push for the one thing Novak doesn’t have and then Au Revoir to tennis? Starting to get Sampras 2002 vibes. Still have him in the favourite category for RG and Wimbledon but to be this great for so long takes incredible sacrifice.

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