Novak Djokovic (1st) he does not hide when something bothers him. In fact, on the field he is usually critical of his team and he showed that he can also be critical of the physiotherapist who cares for the players in the games. This is how it was shown in his defeat against the Australian Alex de Minaur (12th) in the United Cup, in which he complained again about pain in his right wrist, for which he was treated and helped his rival achieve victory. 11 days before the start of Australian Opennaturally the ailment leaves the question about his involvement in the Melbourne cement.
In this regard, the Balkan preferred to aim for a glass half full and embrace a hope that allows him to be healthy to defend the title. “I hope it’s not serious. But yes, it happened in the warm-up before the game. Basically I received constant treatment before the game, during the game and after the game trying to address the problem I’m facing today in the best way possible“Djokovic said after the match.
I hope I have enough time to recover.
“It is not the first time that I have faced these types of circumstances at such a high level of professional tennis. I know professional sport in general, these things happen,” added Nole.
“I think it’s not a major concern because I still managed to finish the match and I managed to play well, although maybe I didn’t feel 100%. But it still allowed me to finish the game“said the world number one with some optimism.”
Djokovic, who will be treated for the ailment in the area that was massaged during the defeat against the local player, hoped: “I hope to have enough time to recover.” And he bet: “I’ll be fine for Australia. (The injury) He had a big impact especially with the forehand and serve. I do not want to detract from De Minaur’s victory, whom I want to congratulate. “I’m already thinking about Melbourne.”
Finally, the Serbian added: “I knew I wouldn’t be 100% physically and mentally in the first week of the season. It’s all part of the preparation for the Australian Open, which is where I want to perform at my best.”
The thing is that Nole has a special relationship with the first major of the year. Not only is he the one who won the most times (10) on his personal account and he is the one who won it the most, but there, in 2023, he equaled Rafa Nadal’s Grand Slam victories (22)later surpassing it with the titles at Roland Garros and the US Open to be the one with the most success in the history of the four major tournaments.
That victory left behind the bad memory of 2022, when he was deported from the oceanic country because he had not been vaccinated against the coronovirus.
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