Novak Djokovic completed the World Tennis League tournament in which he was able to better understand his current physical and mental state. The Serbian tennis player will play in Adelaide, in what will be his first official tournament of the season; And during this match that he played last Friday with his partner Sebastian Ofner, the 35-year-old tennis player from Belgrade explained what his reactions will be when he returns to Australia due to his unvaccinated condition.
«Over the years I have been lucky to start very strong in Australia and I enjoy playing there. After what happened at the beginning of the year, I hope I can get a decent reception and that this helps me play some good tennis.»
The Serbian champion was unable to participate in the first Grand Slam last season due to not being vaccinated. Novak Djokovic is playing interesting matches in this tournament to be in excellent physical condition for the new season.
The Serb has stated that he feels very comfortable in Australia, as many times he manages to do well in the country of kangaroos, and not only at the Australian Open. In fact, in his career, in addition to having conquered the beauty of 9 Majors in Melbourne, of which the last three in which he has been present, the 35-year-old from Belgrade can already boast a victory in Adelaide, in the only tournament held in the South Australian city.
His triumph came precisely in 2007, when, without yet turning twenty, he beat local Chris Guccione in three sets in the final. Djokovic for 2023 has several goals that he can achieve, such as matching and then eventually surpassing Rafael Nadal, who currently leads the special ranking of Slams won 22-21.
But that’s not all: the Serbian could extend the Masters 1,000 wins as well as return to number one in the world where he has already held the record for weeks as first in the ATP ranking.
Djokovic will kick off his 2023 campaign in Adelaide
Novak Djokovic will start his 2023 campaign with the Adelaide International 1 instead of the ongoing United Cup.
“I chose Adelaide because I wanted to have a tournament before the Australian Open and I thought the Union (sic) Cup was too early for me,” Djokovic said. “It’s not really a 250 event, it feels like it’s a 500 or even a 1000 event. Some of the best players in the world are playing here,” he added.