Novak Djokovic reportedly plans to play doubles with Jonathan Erlich in Tel Aviv. Djokovic, 35, and 45-year-old Erlich are set to play alongside each other for the third time. Djokovic and Erlich had a memorable debut as a pair, having won it all at the Queen's Club in 2010.
To this day, that remains Djokovic's only doubles title. With Erlich retiring from tennis, he plans to team up with Djokovic once again for his "Last Dance." "Novak Djokovic has confirmed he'll play doubles next week in Tel Aviv alongside Jonathan Erlich to revive the partnership that delivered @DjokerNole's only doubles title: Queens 2010.
It's being billed as the 'Last Dance' for @erlichjoni, 45, Israel's Davis Cup playing captain," Marc Stein reported.
Novak Djokovic has confirmed he'll play doubles next week in Tel Aviv alongside Jonathan Erlich to revive the partnership that delivered @DjokerNole's only doubles title: Queens 2010.
It's being billed as the "Last Dance" for @erlichjoni, 45, Israel's Davis Cup playing captain.
Djokovic set to return to action in Tel Aviv
After missing the entire North American hard court swing, Djokovic is set to return to ATP action in Israel.
The Tel Aviv Open is scheduled to take place between October September 26-October 02. But before Tel Aviv, Djokovic plans to play at the Laver Cup. The Laver Cup is scheduled for the next weekend and will take place in London.
This year's Laver Cup will be marked by Roger Federer's retirement from tennis. After Federer revealed his plans to retire from professional tennis after the Laver Cup, Djokovic paid him a tribute. "Roger it’s hard to see this day and put into words all that we’ve shared in this sport together.
Over a decade of incredible moments and battles to think back on. Your career has set the tone for what it means to achieve excellence and lead with integrity and poise. It’s an honour to know you on and off court, and for many more years to come," Djokovic wrote on social media. It remains to be seen how will Djokovic play in his first tournaments following a lengthy break.