Novak Djokovic hasn't set foot on the pitch since the US Open final, which was clearly lost to Daniil Medvedev at Arthur Ashe Stadium. That defeat prevented him from hitting a legendary milestone, the 'Calendar Grand Slam', as the Serbian had won the top three majors of the season.
Blocked by tension and physically exhausted, the world number 1 watched helplessly as the young Russian played solo. The 34-year-old from Belgrade had then decided to give up the Indian Wells Masters 1000 and some rumors had circulated about his possible 'stop' until 2022.
The premature elimination of Medvedev in California almost guaranteed him the certainty of closing the race. year at the top of the ATP ranking. Intercepted by 'Blic' in recent days, the 20-time Grand Slam champion talked about a huge range of topics, as well as removing a few pebbles from his shoe.
Nole has revealed that he will play the Paris-Bercy tournament, the ATP Finals in Turin and the Davis Cup finals, while his participation in the Australian Open 2022 is uncertain.
Nole returned to racket training on Monday
"I started training today," Novak Djokovic said.
"It's been a long time since I last trained with a racket. Admittedly, I trained my fitness, but I have only just started tennis. Today I was Olga's sparring partner. I am preparing her, and we will see what kind of work I did as sparring when she goes to the next tournament."
Novak Djokovic them refused to clarify his vaccination status, and instead pointed out that it is against the law in Serbia to inquire about a person's medical details. "I will not reveal my status whether I have been vaccinated or not," Djokovic said.
"It is a private matter and according to our law, whoever asks you, you can in some way charge him for asking you. That is an immoderate question." Djokovic also claimed that media houses spin words out of context to create controversy out of nothing.
"Too many people today allow themselves such freedom to ask things and condemn a person," Djokovic said. "Whatever you answer: 'Yes, I didn't, maybe, I don't know, I'm thinking,' they will abuse it.
The media has become, I have no word how to describe it," he added. "It spreads fear and panic among people, and I don’t want to participate in that rift. I feel that everyone is hostile. I don’t want to give them a reason to write some things about me.
Now what I told you, one of your editors can take and make a scandal out of it. I don't want to take part in any storm that is happening right now."