During the World Tennis League in Dubai, Novak Djokovic He reiterated his intention to play for a long time. In fact, he said: «I would like to continue as long as possible. I have never thought of retiring until now.
Things are going pretty well for me, I can’t complain. As long as I am able to express myself at this level and have the fire within, I will continue.» Nole also spoke about his imminent return to Australia: «I always demand the best from myself, so let’s see what happens.»
I almost always started strong in Australia during my career and I really enjoy playing there. After what happened earlier this year, I hope to receive a positive reception and I hope the fans help me play some good tennis.»
The Serb will begin his 2023 playing the Adelaide ATP 250, where he is entered in both singles and doubles. Nole will then fly to Melbourne, where he will seek his tenth seal at the Australian Open.
What happened to Djokovic in 2022
Djokovic participated in the inaugural edition of the World Tennis League, having fun with other players and interacting with fans on several occasions.
The former world number 1 encountered many difficulties in 2022, mainly due to his decision not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The Serbian phenomenon had to give up the Australian Open and the US Open, in addition to having suffered serious image damage.
For the same reason, the 35-year-old Belgian missed all the American Masters 1000 (Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati). Nole redeemed himself by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row, the seventh time in history.
In addition to matching his idol Pete Sampras with seven hits at Church Road, Djokovic moved just a length behind rival Rafael Nadal in the all-time Grand Slam rankings. Goran Ivanisevic’s player will try to hook up at the 2023 Australian Open, having lifted the three-year ban that weighed on his head.