Novak Djokovic started the season in the best possible way, winning the tenth Australian Open of his career and returning to the top of the ATP rankings. The Serbian phenomenon only lost one set on the street at Melbourne Park, confirming that he has a very special feeling about this tournament.
In addition to having ousted Carlos Alcaraz from the throne, the 35-year-old from Belgrade has equaled his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the historic Grand Slam rankings. Nole will go hunting for overtaking already at Roland Garros, scheduled for the end of May on the clay of Paris.
Given Rafa’s harsh conditions, many believe that the Serbian can once again aspire to the ‘Grand Slam of the calendar’ Goran Ivanisevic’s pupil already touched this titanic feat in 2021, when he was just one victory from the finish line.
The 22-time Grand Slam champion will return to action in Dubai at the end of February, while his presence in Indian Wells and Miami remains uncertain. In fact, Novak has applied for special permission to enter the United States.
“They will know everything in a few days,” Novak Djokovic promised after winning his 10th Australian Open, synonymous with his 22nd Grand Slam title, on January 29, despite a left hamstring injury. Silent since then, the Serbian has not given any news.
On the other hand, his physical trainer, Marco Panichi, said during a direct on Instagram that he was going to go to Belgrade on Monday to prepare with Nole for the next tournament. As the Serbian journalist Sasa Ozmo says, this information probably means that Djokovic is recovering from his injury and that a priori he should play the Dubai tournament, in which he is registered, from February 27 to March 4.
Hamad Medjedovic on Nole Djokovic
Hamad Medjedovic opened up about his experience of training with Novak Djokovic. “Yeah, many times I thought I was dreaming. You know, many times I had to [pinch myself] to make sure that I’m not dreaming.
But, uh, I mean, What what can you say? What can i say? It’s for for sure, an unreal experience just to look at him,” he said. “He’s the guy who I watched since I was a little kid. And I mean, to share the court with him, to practice with him it’s for sure…
I mean I cannot express it with words. I mean Serbia is a pretty small country, you know. You can hear a lot, I was good at the juniors, so [Novak Djokovic] probably heard somewhere. I had a good win at the French Open against the first seed and that’s when he texted me,” he said.
“You know I said thanks and after some time he called me to practice. And then we practiced together. And after that, he wanted me to stay at his center and that’s how everything started.”
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