Djordje Djokovic has confirmed that his brother Novak Djokovic is practicing in Belgrade and preparing to play the Monte Carlo Masters. After being denied entry into the United States for the Masters events in Indian Wells and Belgrade, Djokovic went to Bosnia to visit the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun.
After returning from a trip to Bosnia, Djokovic kicked off his preparation for the clay season. After the French Open, Djokovic will turn his focus to Wimbledon. "Novak is here, training in Belgrade and preparing for Monte Carlo.
He went through a terrible period, but he endured till the end and showed and proved why he is what he is. He was in Dubai and unfortunately lost the quarterfinals there. He lacks the continuity of matches and tournaments, to be on the field.
I hope that he will continue with great games, and Belgrade and Monte Carlo are tournaments where he is preparing for Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Until the last moment, he did not know if he would be able to play, but fortunately, he will appear in Paris, Rome, London and Madrid.
The ATP does not have much say in this, since rules vary from country to country," Djordje Djokovic said on K1's "Kec na jedanaest" show.
Djokovic set to play just his second tournament of the season
After being denied participation at the Australian Open, Djokovic returned to Belgrade and signed up for Dubai.
In Dubai, Djokovic made the quarterfinal before suffering a shock defeat to Jiri Vesely. Djokovic was in danger of missing the Monte Carlo Masters and French Open but this month France lifted its vaccine mandate. Djokovic, a two-time Monte Carlo champion, hasn't had much success in Monte Carlo in recent years.
Djokovic's last great result in Monte Carlo came in 2015, when he won the title after beating Tomas Berdych in the final. Djokovic will be among top favorites for the Monte Carlo title as Rafael Nadal is set to miss the event due to an injury.
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