Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic and his team decided to make some racquet changes for the new season. The Serb put an end to the speculations whether or not he is playing with a new racquet after confirming the news to Serbian journalists in Melbourne.
The 30-year-old's 2017 campaign came to an end prematurely as he called it a season in July following his Wimbledon quarter-finals retirement. "Model is the same, but certain specifications and dimensions have been changed - they have been adjusted to decisions my team and I made.
I don’t want to go into details, but yes, some changes have been made," Djokovic said, per Sport Klub's Sasa Ozmo.
Djokovic doesn't seem to be bothered by the changes as he has been straight brilliant so far this year. The Serb pulled out of the Qatar Doha ExxonMobil Open but decided to play at the Australian Open after demolishing Dominic Thiem last week at the Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic in his first match in six months.
The 30-year-old lost to Australian legend Lleyton Hewitt at the Tie Break Tens Melbourne on the same day he lost just five games to Thiem at Kooyong -- but most importantly realized that he's fit and ready to play at the Australian Open.
Djokovic dominated USA's Donald Young in his Australian Open opener 6-1 6-2 6-4 to set up a second-round meeting with France's Gael Monfils. Also read: Ryan Harrison backs Novak Djokovic's proposal to form player's union .