Novak Djokovic’s 2023 has been sentimental and is once again proving the Serbian’s power.
One of the most freakish athletes in all of sport, Novak Djokovic is called an elastic man by many of the tennis fanatics.
His ability to stay in every point and turn defence into offense is the best of all time, and his win at the AO 2023 was special.
Novak is someone you HAVE to go through when at the top of hard-court tournaments, or any tournament for that matter.
Nole’s talent and hard work towards the game has repaid him greatly and is chasing for the best player ever status in the hearts of many.
Dubai has always been a special place for Novak and he will be coming off weeks of well-deserved rest, ready to battle.
Old Guard Still Fighting - Andy Murray
Part of Novak, Rog, and Nadal’s generation, Murray is considered part of the “big four” in tennis. Although less accomplished in the grand slams department, Murray has just about done everything else in the sport.
Andy has beaten all three other gentlemen multiple times throughout his career and excels in these conditions.
Murray is playing on a metal hip and other problems that come with aging, but he is still a crafty veteran capable of taking out top players.
After some rest, Murray should be ready for a run here in Dubai and it would be wise to not count him out.
Defending the Crown - Andrey Rublev
Andrey Rublev lifted the Duty-Free trophy in 2022, which was a surprise result for many looking at it now.
However, his form and overall talent trajectory during that time period was truly breathtaking.
Rublev is still a top player in this game, and anyone with a brain knows his talent is still elite.
Rublev has not made some positive strides in the first few events of 2023, though.
His positive mentality needs to re-appear and he is currently making a ton of unforced errors on the court.
Known to have huge ground strokes from both wings, Rublev will hopefully get back to winning ways in Dubai.