At the beginning of Paris Masters 1000, Novak Djokovic (1st in the world ranking) He took advantage of his day off to be present at the delivery of the Golden Ballwhere he was able to chat exclusively with ESPN.
The red carpet was highlighted by the presence of great world sports stars such as David Beckham, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Jude Bellingham, Didier Deschamps and many more. Among them, the Serbian did not want to miss the opportunity to be at the most important ceremony in football, where he gave great praise to the Argentine star.
“It is a very special feeling to be here to watch the greatest in the world like Messi. Everyone expects another award for him. “I think he’s going to win it, although Mbappe and Haaland have had a great season, Messi is on another level,” assured the multiple tournament champion of Grand Slam exclusively with ESPN.
He also added: ” We have many similar things in sport, especially in the preparation and mentality of the champion. In the most difficult and high-pressure moments, Messi is one of the greatest in history. He showed it with Argentina. He is a true legend“, rejoicing with praise for the seven-time Ballon d’Or champion, who today can add his eighth.
For his part, the Serbian waits to meet his rival who emerges from the winner of the duel between the Argentine Tomás Etcheverry (31st) and the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic (53rd).
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