Dusan Vlahovic reflects on Novak Djokovic's influence

Novak Djokovic wants to get back into shape for the Olympics

by Simone Brugnoli
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Dusan Vlahovic reflects on Novak Djokovic's influence
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Tuesday, June 4, will remain a date etched in the minds of all Italian tennis fans Never before had it happened that an Italian tennis player achieved such an accomplishment. Jannik Sinner did it and at only 22 years and 9 months old made history in the sport: “What can I say: first of all, it's everyone's dream.

I try not to think about it much, because in this tournament I have been struggling for the last 2-3 years and now I am in the semifinals. Thanks to my team, this would not be possible without them. And also to the audience. It's a special moment for me, I'm so happy to share it with you and those who are watching me, especially from Italy,” he said at the end of the match he won against Grigor Dimitrov.

Obviously I hope to stay No. 1 for a while, otherwise I will be 2 or 3 but I don't want to put too much pressure on myself,” she then joked.

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The official announcement, however, came in a way that Sinner had not hoped for.

Novak Djokovic's withdrawal from the Roland Garros quarterfinals, before even challenging Casper Ruud, opened the doors of paradise to the South Tyrolean tennis player, who sportingly had a thought for the Serbian champion: "Seeing Novak withdraw is a disappointment, I hope he can recover as soon as possible". During a recent interview with Tuttosport, Serbian footballer Dusan Vlahovic praised 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic.

Dusan Vlahovic pays tribute to Novak Djokovic

Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic - who is about to play the European Championship with Serbia as a titoal center forward - spoke about the meeting he had with compatriot Novak Djokovic: “I'm a bit shy with people in general when I don't know them well, I didn't want to ask him a lot of questions: I always feel like I'm giving to disturb. Then he himself asked me some things, we talked about many topics: he made an incredible impression on me."

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Novak Djokovic has emerged from surgery after undergoing an arthroscopic procedure on his damaged knee. According to Sportklub, the operation was a great success as it was found that the meniscus tear was not as serious as one might expect, so the recovery time could be as little as three weeks. This makes Novak's goal of making a comeback at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games very realistic.

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