The Novak Principle

The intensity always comes and it always surprises. What happens is this: I begin watching Novak Djokovic play in a big match and, you know, whatever, right? Yes, I like Djokovic. But I like a lot of men’s tennis players — Federer, Nadal, Monfils, del Potro, Anderson, Nishikori, Thiem, Zverev, on and on, heck, I’ve rooted for Nick Kyrgios now and again. And I don’t really dislike any players these days. The more tennis I play, the more admiration I feel for the players’ skill, the more joy I feel for the beautiful points. It doesn’t even matter; could be two total unknowns.

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