Tennis Novak Djokovic defeated athletes such as Robert Lewandowski and Max Verstappen in the election
SERBIA – Serbian Novak Djokovic was recognized as the “European Athlete” of the 2021 season, after beating the Bayern Munich forward in the vote, Robert Lewandowski, already Max Verstappen, Formula 1 driver and current world champion.
The recognition was delivered by 26 press agencies in Europe after the year that the tennis player achieved, and in which he won three of the four Grand Slam that were held.
The Serbian was crowned in the Australian Open, Roland Garros Y Wimbledon. Meanwhile, in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 He fought for the bronze medal with Spanish Pablo Carreño.
Nole was one step away from tying what was done in 1969 by Rod Laver, who won all four Grand Slam in the same season in the professional era.
At Wimbledon, the cathedral of tennis, Nole managed to match the record of Grand Slams won they held Roger Federer Y Rafael Nadal.
At Roland Garros, the Serbian and world number 1 managed to eliminate Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, who is the top winner of the contest in history with 13 trophies.
With these numbers, Novak beat Lewandowski, who managed to set a new record with Bayern Munich with 43 goals, in addition to winning multiple accolades.
Meanwhile, another of the losers in the vote, Max Verstappen, managed to break the hegemony that Mercedes had achieved in recent years in motor racing.