The disappointment for the missed Grand Slam will be difficult to digest, but Novak Djokovic has shown that he knows how to get up even in the most delicate moments of his career and will not easily give up the race for the Grand Slam record, which he shares with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The Serbian champion will be able to console himself by looking proudly at the numbers that have marked his 2021 and winking at a difficult season for any athlete to replicate. Djokovic has in fact won three Majors and reached the final at the US Open by signing an impressive 27/28 in the matches played on the most important stages of world tennis.
The only one to beat him in a Grand Slam this year was Daniil Medvedev. The Belgrade player has revealed that he still has no plans for this season finale, which could tie his fate once again to that of Federer and Nadal. Just like the Swiss and the Spaniard, with different motivations, we could see Djokovic on the court directly in 2022.
At the press conference, when asked to talk about his future commitments, the 20-time Grand Slam champion admitted: “To be honest, I don’t have a plan, nothing at all. I don’t know if I will play any tournaments or where.
Right now, my head is only here: in New York.
Will Djokovic come back in 2022 like Federer and Nadal?
The Big 3? We want to continue to draw public attention to tennis as long as we can; I want to keep playing and try to win other Grand Slams and play for my country, these are my biggest motivations.
The Next Gen is now a consolidated reality, and will soon take the lead: I believe that tennis is in good hands, they are all good guys and great, great players, they have something to give both on and off the court. We all hope that this transition is simple and straightforward from the point of view of the popularity of tennis, this is a very important thing.”
Speaking to the Serbian media after the final, Djokovic also focused on his programming for the rest of the season. He said: “Let me tell you the truth: I have no plans for the rest of 2021, absolutely nothing. To tell you the truth, I don’t know if I’ll be back on the pitch this year.
My mind is still here in New York. I think I did everything in my power to get to this final in the best possible conditions. I don’t know if I could have done something different, but I doubt it. I simply faced a better player, who had more energy and vitality.
Unfortunately my legs weren’t cool, my tank was in reserve and it became impossible to contend with him for the victory. These are small nuances that make all the difference in the world at this level.”
‘Black Adam’ Image Reveals Closer Look at Dwayne Johnson’s Electrifying Costume
Black Adam has been delayed for some time now, spending years in development before being held back even more because of Covid-19, but it’ll finally arrive in theatres next year. Relatedly, fans have been chomping at the bit to get a better look at the iconic anti-hero’s thundering suit, decorated with a bolt motif not so far from that of The Flash. Now, with the film so close to arrival, Total Film has revealed a first-look at the costume, capturing star Dwayne Johnson in all of his muscle-bound glory.
The performer shared the cover on his Twitter, quoting his morally dubious protagonist: “The world needed a hero, instead it got me.” Inside the magazine, Johnson promises, he shares his “10 year journey of bringing the Khandaq disrupter to the big screen,” further noting that it’ll be available on shelves this Thursday – so we don’t have too long to wait for a close-up look at Black Adam’s cinematic origin. The suit itself looks terrific, a metallic black-and-gold bit of spandex that communicates strength and tenacity in spades. What else would you want of such an iconic character?
Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia recently spoke about the film and his confidence upon seeing an early cut. In his words:
“Granted, the movie’s in a stage where there are no effects done. It’s so fresh after filming. But anytime the movie is that entertaining and good in that raw of a form, it makes us very confident. So [we’re] really excited with where the movie is. Jaume has done such a good job. The movie is big. It’s fun. DJ was born to play Black Adam — [I’ve] got to tell you, if there was ever anyone who is just perfect for this role, it’s him. Then seeing him with the rest of the JSA and all those characters and Pierce [Brosnan] and Aldis [Hodge] and Quintessa [Swindell] and Noah [Centineo], it’s a “Pinch me” moment. It was one of the most fun movies we’ve ever made and also just the coolest to be making something on this scale and with a character who’s going to have this much of an effect on the DC Universe. It’s really been awesome, and I think you’re really going to dig it.”
Whatever the case, we only have a little while (relatively speaking) to wait until it’ll be on the big screen, and we can make our own minds up.
Until then, check out the cover featuring the suit below. Black Adam comes to theaters on July 29, 2022.
“The world needed a hero, instead it got me ~ Black Adam
HOW LONG HAS RIHANNA BEEN DATING ASAP ROCKY? RELATIONSHIP EXPLORED
Rihanna and ASAP Rocky are one of the most adored power couples, but how long have they been dating?
Ever since they decided to go public with their romance, people have been busy predicting what could be next for the duo. One such speculation claiming that Rihanna is pregnant with ASAP’s baby has been making rounds on the internet.
However, that isn’t true. But, there is a lot of confusion as to when these two actually started dating. Here, we’ve got all the details for you.
A source told PEOPLE that Rihanna and ASAP’s relationship “evolved” from friendship into a “solid romance”.
They further noted that the duo was romantically interested in each other “since they were friends first.”
In January 2020, when reports suggested that Rihanna had split from her ex-boyfriend Hassan Jameel, a source told The Sun at the time that the couple “shared a hotel suite during that trip in New York. However, Rihanna is reluctant to put a label on it as it’s so soon after Hassan.”
Their relationship was later confirmed by the rapper himself during an interview with GQ, when he addressed his lady as the “love of my life.”
The source further claimed that “They’re really enjoying each other’s company and taking things easy as it’s still early days.”
Therefore, if reports are to be believed, Rihanna and ASAP have been an item since January 2020. This means they’ll soon be completing two years together!
ASAP isn’t hesitant to express his love for Rihanna, be it during an interview or while making a red carpet appearance.
Besides cozying up with his lady before the camera while attending an award function, he told the magazine, things are “so much better when you got the one.”
“She amounts to probably, like, a million of the other ones,” the rapper said as he gushed about his girlfriend.
Although ASAP is seen pouring his heart out, Rihanna is yet to publicly talk about her beau.
The rumors surrounding Rihanna’s pregnancy aren’t true, but ASAP has made it clear that he is ready to be a father.
When asked if he is prepared to take up one of the biggest responsibilities, the rapper said, “If that’s in my destiny, absolutely. I think I’m already a dad! All these mother are already my sons talkin’ ’bout!”
“Nah, but like, I think I’d be an incredible, remarkably, overall amazing dad. I would have a very fly child. Very,” he clarified.
Beyoncé marks husband Jay-Z’s birthday with famous family
And on Saturday, the Lemonade hitmaker marked her husband Jay-Z’s 52nd birthday with her children, Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir.
The family are notoriously private when it comes to their personal life but no doubt made sure the rapper had a day to remember.
Jay will have also been celebrated by Beyoncé’s Destiny’s Child family, with the star recently being praised by Kelly Rowland – who refers to him as “big bro”.
Chatting on Today with Hoda & Jenna, the Merry Liddle Christmas Baby star said: “I have always admired Jay and my sister.
Their love… it’s also the fact that Jay – where he has come from and who he is to us. What he’s doing. Just a legacy. I’m just in awe of him. And above anything he is just a great big brother.”
Beyoncé and Jay have been married since 2008, where they tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in New York.
To mark their special day, they got matching IV tattoos on their wedding fingers, instead of rings. In June 2018, a decade after their wedding, the couple renewed their vows in front of their three children.
The pair have faced their fair share of difficulties over the years, with Jay admitting in 2017 that he had cheated on his wife in the past, after appearing to apologise for infidelity in his song Family Feud.
However, they are now stronger than ever. The couple are no strangers to travelling, but enjoy nothing more than spending time at home with their family.
They live in a $71million home in Bel-Air, which boasts everything from a jaw-dropping pool to a hidden dressing room.