Rising Serbian star Hamad Medjedovic, 18, reveals he keeps in touch with Novak Djokovic and added the former world No. 1 is always open to giving advice to young players. Medjedovic trains at the Novak Center in Belgrade and he absolutely loves it there.
"I have been training at the Novak Center for about a year and a half," Medjedovic told Serbian TV channel RTV Novi Pazar. "His success is incredible. We have good contact. We see each other often and he is always ready to give some useful advice to the young tennis players.
I must also mention the support of the Tennis Association of Serbia. They selflessly help young players in every sense, as much as they can."
Medjedovic aims a breakthrough season
Medvedev, ranked at No. 643 in the world, has never been ranked inside the top-600.
Medjedovic hopes to finish the year ranked inside the top-300 and give himself a chance to enter the Australian Open qualifying next season. "The goal is to win as many points as possible in the next period and to advance on the ATP list.
I am ready to welcome the season on clay. I started preparations before December and worked hard until mid-January. Now it needs to be confirmed at tournaments. I would be pleased to be among the top 300 by the end of the year and to qualify for the Australian Open.
It is ambitious, but in my team we think I can achieve that," he said. Meanwhile, Djokovic wasn't allowed to enter the United States. Djokovic, who started his season three weeks ago in Dubai, won't be competing at the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami.
"While I was automatically listed in the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open draw I knew it would be unlikely I’d be able to travel. The CDC has confirmed that regulations won’t be changing so I won't be able to play in the US. Good luck to those playing in these great tournaments," Djokovic posted on Twitter.
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