Novak Djokovic: 'I will have a short off-season this year'

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Novak Djokovic: 'I will have a short off-season this year'

Novak Djokovic is committed to play the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid from 18 to 24 November, which means he will have shorter holidays. The Serb, who was initially reluctant to play the Davis Cup as he wanted to rest after the ATP Finals, said: "Those are kind of questions that appear in conversation, latest conversations that I had with my wife, as well (smiling).

It's, like, short offseason, what does that mean, where do we go, what do we do? You know, it is the way it is, I guess, and also in the upcoming Olympic year, it's again shorter offseason in the summertime. So those are the kind of obstacles in a way.

Challenges, as well, if you have a family. It's easier when you don't have kids obviously, can decide whatever you want to do or travel to the end of the world and back in a day. But with kids it's completely different.

We still have not decided what, you know, what we want to do after Madrid. Of course I'm going to take a rest for couple of weeks. Where we're going to go, we still don't know. But I think more or less 100% I'm going to stay in Europe for the preparation and maybe use Dubai for a little bit.

I don't know. We'll see. I'm going to try, trying to see if I can bring the family, as well, to Australia. It's a long trip, you know. You have to arrive before, now, I think it starts on 2nd or 3rd, so you've got to arrive to acclimatize at least four or five days before that.

So it is tricky, but, you know, tennis offseason historically is one of the shortest if not "the" shortest season in all professional sports."