By Josh Kramer
It’s an age-old saying, “All good things must come to an end.” Well at the French Open today, that saying held true for world #2 Novak Djokovic. Djokovic’s incredible 43-consecutive match winning streak ended in the semi-finals at Roland Garros. It has been an incredible ride for the 24-year-old Serbian phenom.
Sadly for Novak, I think the pressure got to him a little bit leading to a sluggish start that ultimately was too much to overcome. Not only was Djokovic playing in the semi-finals against arguably the “greatest player of all time,” but he was looking to take home his French Open title. In addition, with a win today, he would secure the world #1 ranking for the first time in his career and tie John McEnroe for most consecutive victories to start a calenedar season. Talk about a pressure cooker.
Now things appear to be back to normal. A Nadal/Federer matchup in a Grand Slam final for a change? I am not sure who will win what should be an outstanding finals, but Novak is deserving of very high praise. His run has been absolutely remarkable and this is not the beginning of the end for the upstart 24-year-old.
A new streak will begin the next time he takes the court.
Stay tuned for the next edition of TheSportsKraze.