Novak Djokovic: 'I Try To Always Remind Myself Where...'

‘I try to always remind myself where…’

Novak Djokovic he admitted that this year in Australia was more challenging compared to his previous appearances in Oceania and revealed that it took him some time to adjust to being in Australia again. After being denied participation in the 2022 Australian Open and ultimately banned from the country, Djokovic returned to the country earlier this season and won his record 10th Australian Open title.

«Australia is the place of my best results when it comes to Grand Slams. Although it was a short visit last year and I left it as I left it, I liked coming back. If it was more difficult than in the past when it comes to pressure Off the field, yes absolutely, I felt it especially in the first weeks, until I adapted to the environment, until the media got used to me being there for a while.

There were also situations during the tournament that were not pleasant to deal with, but they are an integral part of my journey, of my life, and the Australian Open this year and the victory are sweeter, they fill me more than that. pride, considering that I went through those things on and off the court,» Djokovic said.

Djokovic recently applied for special permission to enter the United States for the Indian Wells and Miami Masters. Regarding that situation, Djokovic revealed that he is still waiting for the answer, but indicated that he would love to return to the United States in March.

“The process is underway, that’s all I know. Those things are out of my control, I would like to play, I have the support of the tournament directors in Indian Wells and Miami, they want it, I want it and I expect it. the third part to give a positive answer», explained Djokovic.

Nole has had to try harder and harder

Novak Djokovic equaled Steffi Graf’s record for the longest-reigning No. 1 in tennis history this week. «Thank you for the congratulations, I am very proud to have set another record, this time Steffi Graf’s record.

Have [dedicated] everything in my life to this sport, I am lucky to have a great team of people around me and the unconditional support of my family on this journey,» he said. involved to get here,» Djokovic said.

«At this stage in my career, I feel like I have to push myself even harder in every way to keep up with the young challengers.»

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