Novak Djokovic is playing at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, where he triumphed in four editions. The Serb, who plays his first tournament since the Australian Open 2020, won his Dubai first round match against Malek Jaziri: "I started the season in the best way in Australia and I hope to continue that series this week in Dubai.
I haven't played here for a few years and I can't wait to take the court" he said. Nole talked about the draws of his challenger Jaziri: “We get along very well. He is a super nice guy and we train a lot. It is unfortunate.
It is very odd that that happened, in terms of the draw, but he is a very talented player and he is very experienced as well." Nole won the match with the final score of 6-1 6-2. Djokovic plays a good part of his off-season in Dubai, like many of his colleagues.
He talked a lot about his improvements and his amazing love for tennis: "There is room for improvement. That's my biggest motivation. That's probably one of the biggest reasons why I keep on playing this sport and why I put a lot of effort and dedication every single day.
I feel that tennis is a great place for me to improve not just in tennis but also as a human being to build my character. Tennis, like no other place in life, triggers me, triggers my emotions. really love to hold the racquet.
I enjoy the process. I enjoy the journey. I have a great team of people around me that puts a lot of energy and faith in me, in my game. Together we create beautiful things on the court. " The Serb also talked about his many wins at the Australian Open: "I've been lucky to win so many Australian Opens, that always started off my year in a great way, in a very positive manner, gave me a lot of confidence.
I know that every time I would win Australian Open I would have a great season after that. Hopefully, that can be the case again."