Novak Djokovic's documentary to premiere in August ahead of the US Open



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Novak Djokovic's documentary to premiere in August ahead of the US Open

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic revealed on Wednesday in Monte Carlo that his documentary is developing nicely. An 18-time Major champion said that his project should be done by August and premiered in New York ahead of the US Open.

Novak announced his documentary film following the Australian Open semi-final triumph over a qualifier Aslan Karatsev, saying it would feature every detail of his recovery from the abdominal injury experienced against Taylor Fritz in Melbourne's third round.

Djokovic suffered an injury against the American at the beginning of the third set after slipping on the painted sign behind the baseline, taking a medical timeout and experiencing sharp pain that required pills. Taylor won sets three and four, looking good to cause a major upset and send the eight-time winner home.

Finding an inner strength, Novak started from the beginning in the decider and won it 6-2 to survive.

Novak Djokovic will explain how he recovered from an abdominal injury in Melbourne.

His problems were only beginning, though, as he couldn't train ahead of the next encounter with Milos Raonic.

Mentioning abdominal tear during the press conference, Novak raised many concerns during the clash against the Canadian, delivering a solid level and prevailing 7-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in just under three hours. Per many, Novak couldn't play like that if it was a torn muscle, and the Serb decided to remain quiet ahead of the next match versus Alexander Zverev.

Doing his best to recover, Djokovic scored another tight victory after three and a half hours and gained a massive boost ahead of the semis. There, Novak defeated Aslan Karatsev and overpowered Daniil Medvedev in the title clash to celebrate the ninth Australian Open crown despite all the obstacles.

"We are working on the film intensively, and we want to publish it in August, before the US Open, since we desire to host a premiere in New York. Depending on the coronavirus situation and the restrictions at that time, there will be either a live or a virtual event.

I'm excited about it. I'm working with a dedicated team of people, both from Europe and the USA. I hope to finish and polish the film in the best possible manner and on time. Also, I hope that people will enjoy it," Novak Djokovic said.