'I’ve seen a lot of Novak Djokovic's videos', says ATP ace

Novak Djokovic won and played well in his debut at Wimbledon against Kopriva

by Simone Brugnoli
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'I’ve seen a lot of Novak Djokovic's videos', says ATP ace
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Novak Djokovic won and played well in his debut at Wimbledon against Kopriva. The former world number 1 has left just five games to his opponent, showing excellent physical condition despite knee surgery a few weeks ago.

Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024
Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024© Sean M. Haffey / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

The 24-time Grand Slam champion will face Jacob Fearnley in the next round. Fearnley wants to fully enjoy this experience: "I don’t think a lot of people know how to answer that question. I have no idea. I’ve seen a lot of his videos and he has no weaknesses. I think I’ll go out and enjoy and put my game on court and see what happens. I don’t think it’s a game where you put a lot of tactics.”

Novak Djokovic will face Fearnley

There are many doubts Novak Djokovic had to face in recent weeks: the first was directly linked to his presence at the Championships. After his right knee surgery in Paris on June 5, the Serbian champion started a race against time to try to play Wimbledon, the tournament he always loved and that allowed him to realize one of his greatest dreams.

Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024
Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024© Adam Pretty / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

"The training week, as I said, was great. It is clear that the competition is very different, especially if it is the first official match on the Wimbledon Central Field. I didn’t know what I would feel on the field and how my knee would respond, but I couldn’t ask for a better tournament start.

Today I didn’t feel any kind of pain comparable to the one I felt during the match against Francisco Cerundolo at Roland Garros" Djokovic explained at the conference. "I started with a little caution, maybe not pushing 100%.

I played well enough to win safely in three sets. I felt that as the minutes went by I was starting to move better and better.” On his next opponent - wild card Jacob Fearnley, he finally said, "I’ve never seen him play, so I’ll have to study.”

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