Novak Djokovic is undoubtedly the most anticipated tennis player in this upcoming Wimbledon. The Serbian champion, number one in the world and winner of 19 Grand Slam titles, starts with the reputation of a great favorite in this tournament and has the chance to equalize the Slam number with great rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ( big absent in the tournament).
In addition to this, insiders and fans are curious to see if the Serbian will succeed in the legendary feat of the Golden Slam, the four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year plus the Tokyo Olympic Games. Starting from the problem of the 'bubble' up to his debut with the young British Jack Draper, Djokovic discussed many issues during his press conference.
Here are his specific words: "The bubble? I have three people with me, I simply respect the rules that require a tennis player and three people close by. I'm in the hotel, I know it's not ideal, nobody likes to be in the bubble but it won't be the first or last time we experience this situation, we must adapt.
At least we had good weather in these two days that I have been here, there are not many people so I can breathe and walk in the fresh air. When the tournament starts we will have to respect the movement restrictions, but again, this applies to everyone, these days I have felt very good and I am fully focused on the tournament.
The level of confidence after winning Roland Garros is very high even if this tournament has taken away a lot from me mentally and physically. But I have great positive energy and confidence, I did not enjoy too much the victory in Paris that after four days I was already training on the grass, every time I am at Wimbledon I have goosebumps."
Novak Djokovic will play the Olympics
Seven-time Major winner John McEnroe recently gave his thoughts on Novak Djokovic's bid for the elusive Calendar Golden Slam. "His biggest obstacle to me is if his body holds up through this," McEnroe said.
"It looks amazing. He looked phenomenal. He's halfway home. He won the tougher one." John McEnroe went on to surmise that Novak Djokovic will most likely be traveling to Japan for the Olympics. "I guess that (confirmation of his participation) means he's going to go to Tokyo, which would be phenomenal for Serbia," McEnroe said.
"I was wondering whether he'd do that. At this point the fact that he's saying it shows you how much he believes he can do it. Normally you wouldn't bring that up," McEnroe said. "It's like saying, I'm about to pitch a no-hitter after six innings. That's pretty gutsy in itself, shows you how confident he is."