Young Novak Djokovic: 'Preserving my health is my priority'


Young Novak Djokovic: 'Preserving my health is my priority'
Young Novak Djokovic: 'Preserving my health is my priority' © Matthew Stockman / Staff - Getty Images Sport

Novak Djokovic has always looked up to his body and health, placing that above everything! Novak spoke about that in Shanghai 2009, stating that he planned to stay healthy after finishing his career. Novak is on the right track, feeling great at 36 and still standing as the world's leading player!

Djokovic could not avoid significant injuries, but they were not that often, especially after fixing his elbow by the spring of 2018. Novak has been among the players to beat ever since, securing 24 Major titles and leaving Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer behind.

The Serb is in an excellent position to wrap up the season at the top for the eighth time, building the advantage over Carlos Alcaraz ahead of Paris and Turin.

Novak Djokovic spoke about preserving his body in Shanghai 2009.

Djokovic has won three Major titles in 2023, embracing a 27-1 run at the most notable tournaments and experiencing the only defeat in the Wimbledon final.

Novak celebrated his tenth Australian Open crown over Stefanos Tsitsipas before conquering his third Roland Garros, beating Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud. It was Novak's record-breaking 23rd Major title, and he wished for more at his beloved Wimbledon.

Djokovic reached the final and fell to Carlos Alcaraz after a five-set battle. Novak made a fresh start at the US Open, playing at a high level and defeating Daniil Medvedev for his 24th Major title at 36. "I'm always trying to keep my body in good condition.

I have always been taking care of my body and health, prioritizing that in front of everything. The bottom line is to stay healthy after your career. It's great if you are successful in what you do, but you do not want to live up to 30 and then have big problems with the knees and back, like most professional tennis players do when they finish their careers.

I have been working on physical strength and fitness in the last couple of months, and it's been paying off. It's playing one of the key roles in situations like this. When playing week after week, it's essential to be physically strong, giving you an advantage over your opponents.

I did not play well in the first set's last couple of games, but the important thing is that I performed as much as I needed to win," Novak Djokovic said.

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