Djokovic reveals consequences of canteen-issue suffered in Rome

The Serbian champion will take to court in Geneva this week

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Djokovic reveals consequences of canteen-issue suffered in Rome
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Novak Djokovic's season didn't start off in the best way. The Serbian champion had several problems that affected his performance, both physical and psychological in nature. problems that culminated in the split with his historic coach Goran Ivanisevic, as well as with part of his team, which the Serbian champion replaced with new elements. On clay courts this year, Djokovic played two tournaments, in Monte Carlo and Rome, and did not shine in either case.

Novak Djokovic
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Djokovic wants to take advantage of the Gonet Geneva Open to put important minutes in his legs and build the best form in view of the Roland Garros.

"The reason why I decided to participate in the Geneva tournament is because I feel that right now there is no better training for me than playing matches. I feel like I need to play matches. I first want to thank the organizers of the tournament for the way they which welcomed me and my team. All the people I met were very sweet to me, many children. For now it's a wonderful experience. I know Geneva, some of my cousins have lived here for a long time and I have come to visit them several times.

 I also trained on occasion in Geneva, but never played the tournament. This is one of the most beautiful clubs with an incredible view of the lake. The reason why I decided to participate in this event is because I feel that right now there is no better training for me than playing matches. I feel like I need to play matches, hopefully as many as possible. This is how I find my form," analyzed Djokovic at the media day in Geneva.

Novak Djokovic
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Furthermore, at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Nole suffered a blow to the head due to a water bottle falling from the backpack of a spectator intent on asking him for an autograph on the Central Court.

"Head? The head is fine. I trained for a week and I feel good, we'll see how it goes during the match. I discussed the preparation with my old new athletic trainer to build the form capable of allowing me to compete in the Slam tournaments. I hope to play more than one match here, that's the goal, and then we'll see what happens in Paris," he added.

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