Taking care of discomfort in the tendon of his left leg for a week, Serbian Novak Djokovic left some uncertainties airborne when he canceled the training session he would certainly do this Sunday together with Russian Daniil Medvedev. The nine-time Australian Open champ recognized in an interview that his physique is not 100%, but revealed self-confidence that he can contend at a high level.
“Obviously I’m being a little bit a lot more cautious and also I’m not laborious myself in training, saving power for next week. Hope this will not create a trouble for me. I’ve been managing this for the past seven days, yet hopefully it’s not the most significant worry. Up until now I’ve managed to educate, compete, play points and practice collections. This is a favorable indication”, said the Serb.
Regardless of the circumstance, Djokovic got on the court last Friday, in a training game with the Australian Nick Kyrgios that sold out the Rod Laver Arena. He will return to the major phase at Melbourne Park on Tuesday to encounter Spaniard Roberto Carballes in the last game of the day at around 6:30 am (12:30 GMT).
Inquired about returning to Australia after whatever that occurred last year, the Serb claimed he was obtaining good vibes and that the bad guy number that was painted in 2022 is simply part of the media. “It was something much more details, possibly in relation to some media that represented me by doing this. That’s in the past currently, I don’t really feel anything like it this year,” said Djokovic.
The quantity of favorable experiences I’ve had in Australia much surpass the unfavorable experience of last year. My results are evidence of how I really feel below”, included the current number 5 in the world.
Being able to leave Melbourne with the leadership of the ranking back, Djokovic’s major purpose is to try to amount to the Grand Slam record of the Spaniard Rafael Nadal, something he does not conceal from any individual. “That’s why I maintain playing professional tennis, due to the fact that I intend to be the most effective, I want to win the most significant events on the planet. There is obvious”, said the Serb, who is certain in spite of the physical problem.
“I ended the year in the most effective feasible method and also remained suit Adelaide. I actually suched as the method I played there. I beat some very good tennis players, particularly in the last suits of the competition. When I’m healthy and playing at my best, on this court I have a chance against anybody”, concluded the document owner of Australian Open titles.