Novak Djokovic could surprise rivals at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has had a week of high-level training

by Simone Brugnoli
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Novak Djokovic could surprise rivals at Wimbledon
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"I didn’t come here to play a few rounds. I want to aim for the title". These are the very clear words expressed by Novak Djokovic at a press conference to underline how he is ready to face his adventure in the 2024 edition of Wimbledon.

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A journalist commented on the reason why Nole wanted to accelerate at all costs with the return to the field. The tennis player from Belgrade replied: "It’s a good question, my wife asked me.

I am 37 years old, maybe I should take less risks and prepare especially for the Olympics. I have a feeling I’m not gonna miss a slam while I can play. I wouldn’t call it a fear of losing something, just an incredible desire to play, to compete especially because it’s Wimbledon, the tournament that has always been a dream for me.

The simple idea of skipping this event was not right," he said. Then he remarked, "I’m going through this knee injury for the first time in my life. I wanted to see how fast I could recover and be in a position to compete at the best of the five sets on grass against the best in the world. The last three days have made me optimistic that he can really play matches at the highest level".

Novak Djokovic is ready to give big battle at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic has had a week of high-level training began by making contact with the surface after playing in Roland Garros, a turf that already saw him train with figures such as Daniil Medvedev, Frances Tiafoe, Holger Rune and Jannik Sinner; all to test your physical condition and decide with your team if you were finally in the main draw of the tournament.

Novak Djokovic
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"Perhaps it is not ideal for doctors and specialists who advise you to rest 3 or 6 weeks. The longer, the better not to risk, but it is an individual and subjective thing. Everyone has a different response to recovery, rehabilitation, exercises. I didn’t have any relapse and now my intensity is very high, my knee is fine, there was no negative reaction", the world number 2 added in front of the media.

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