Novak Djokovic will have a great honor at Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic will train with Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon

by Simone Brugnoli
Novak Djokovic will have a great honor at Wimbledon
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Novak Djokovic will train with Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon! The Australian is not competing in the tournament but as he is there as a commentator, he accepted the invitation of the Serbian to exchange a few balls, to the delight of the lucky ones who will have the pleasure of seeing them play against each other.

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

Nick Kyrgios, who was his number one enemy before becoming a close friend. This is what the Australian confirmed on social networks, showing how enthusiastic he is about returning to the grass courts, even if it’s only for a training session with the Serbian ace.

Novak Djokovic started well

Novak Djokovic started Wimbledon as a 7-time champion and his departure was simply remarkable since he beat his opponent of the day Vit Kopriva on the score of 6-1 6-2 6-2.

The Serb sends a clear message to his rivals and at the same time reassures about the state of his knee which seems to be doing wonderfully. Apart from Nole, other top-10 players were playing their first rounds today as was the case with Alexander Zverev, Alex de Minaur and Hubert Hurkacz.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic© Adam Pretty / Staff Getty Images Sport

Novak Djokovic to open Centre Court program on Thursday against Fearnley. At Wimbledon, Nole feels fit and he explained at the press conference that his sensations were different from those he had at Roland Garros, where he ended up hurting his knee: "It’s not comparable because the surface is different.

The sensations on the court are different, and the opponent is different. Francisco Cerúndolo on clay is a very difficult challenge, even if you are healthy.

Today, I did not feel the same pain as in this game, so it is positive. I started a little more cautiously, I was probably not 100% on some moves, especially on long exchanges, in the first set.

I played well enough to gain confidence in three sets. I felt that as the match progressed, I moved better. There were a few points, including one where I took his serve in the second set, where I took the risk of trying a slide.”

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