Serbia is ready for the start of the group stage of the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals 2022. That is the message that the captain, Viktor Troicki, wanted to send today in Valencia on a day in which his team fine-tuned the set-up on the track of La Fonteta.
Despite the absence of Novak Djokovic, Serbia is confident in its chances of reaching the Final on November 8 in Malaga. A more than realistic goal, considering the quality of the new generation of Serbian tennis led by Miomir Kecmanovic.
For Troicki, whose team debut against Spain on Wednesday, the balance of the preparation is very positive. "The boys are very motivated," declared the 2010 Davis Cup champion. "We are training at a very high level and we still have a day and a half to prepare for the matches.
I believe in my team and we are ready to start." The Font de San Lluís pavilion is the venue where Valencia Basket and Troicki usually play , as an avid fan of European basketball, knows it well. "I really like the pavilion, I know it well because I've seen it for many years watching Valencia Basket matches.
I'm sure it will be filled with spectators and fans. We can't wait for this to start." The future belongs to the young The captain, asked about the absence of Novak Djokovic, made it clear that, despite missing him, his team has the potential to aspire to everything in these Davis Cup Finals.
"With his presence everything is easier," Troicki acknowledged. "He has helped us win a lot of games, but the future belongs to the young players. They need to be prepared and take responsibility to bring those wins to the team.
Novak is always with us, supporting us. He has wished us the best, the best of luck. But we have to think that the guys who are here deserve to be in the team and they are ready."
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Novak Djokovic's father, Srdjan Djokovic, surprisingly quiet for some time, the uncle takes over with a strong statement to The Pavlovic Today.
For him, his nephew will not retire before his 40th birthday! “This year has not been easy for Novak, but he continues to push forward. I'm sure after all he's been through, he'll come out stronger. Novak knows who he is and knows what he wants.
The ordeal he went through this year in Australia only extended his career. Instead of maybe retiring from tennis in three or four years, he will do so in five or six years. He rests his body, ”assured Goran Djokovic.