Novak Djokovic will not be in Valencia for the Davis Cup final group stage with Serbia. An element that worries Viktori Troicki, coach of the Serbian national team, and also others such as Miomir Kecmanovic and Dusan Lajovic.
However, Troicki tried to give a boost to the "new" group, especially ahead of the first game against Spain. Alcaraz is there, but it cannot be taken for granted that he can play on Wednesday. "The presence of Djokovic obviously would have made things a lot easier.
He has always been there for the team when things were not going well, but the future at the moment is in the hands of our youngsters. They have to start taking responsibility and get big wins for the team. These guys are young and there will be other times when Djokovic will not be able to be part of the group, they have to start to understand it and do their best, "explained Troicki, who even addressed Carlos Alcaraz's victory in Flushing Meadows during the analysis of him.
Serbia's opponent in Group B. "I would like to congratulate him. An incredible, gigantic result, but he really deserved it. He has played great tennis this year and it is fantastic to see such a hard worker get these results at such a young age.
Of course, it won't be easy with him on the pitch, but we are ready to give everything to win. If he is not on the court, we know that Spain will have other options," he said. "We know perfectly well how much he would have liked to be part of the group this week.
He will support us from a distance, we are sure. His intention is to be with us in Malaga in November and that is what we will try to give him."
Goran Djokovic talks about Nole
Novak Djokovic's uncle Goran Djokovic recently spoke about how the Australian Open fiasco helped Djokovic's form and fitness rather than harming it.
"Novak is his own person," Goran said. "He knows who he is. Novak knows what he wants. The ordeal he went through this year in Australia only extended his career," Goran said. "Instead of maybe retiring from tennis in three or four years, his career has been extended for five, or six years.
He is resting his body." Novak Djokovic is set to return to the 2023 Australian Open, according to the CEO of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley.