Novak Djokovic rips the ATP balls again: "It's a problem"

The Serb talked again about the issue on the eve of the Paris Rolex Masters

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Novak Djokovic rips the ATP balls again: "It's a problem"
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Several tennis players complained about tennis balls, how between one tournament and another the type and characteristics completely changed, leading to wrist or shoulder problems. During the press conference on the eve of the ATP Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, Novak Djokovic talked again about the issue.

"It's a problem and we complain about it. I think there needs to be a little more regularity to avoid injuries to the wrists, elbows and shoulders. Quality is relative, each player prefers one depending on his style, the surface or whatever.

From what I understand, there will be meetings soon where they will study different options on what can be done. It would be nice if there is coherence and the tour before the Roland Garros is played with the same ball. I hope that is the case There are many factors at play in making this change, taking brands and tournaments into account.

As players, we simply want to prevent injuries."

Novak Djokovic's come back

Novak Djokovic allowed himself almost two months of absence from the ATP Tour, which allowed him to fully recover from the efforts of the tour in the United States and to prepare in detail for the next very important commitments.

The year of the 36-year-old from Belgrade, already magnificent with three Slam titles under his belt, could be even more incredible. Nole has to defend a final he won in France last year, the ATP Finals and he wants to give himself victory at the Davis Cup Finals.

All prestigious and not impossible goals for a tennis player who knows absolutely no limits. Despite the long break from the circuit, Novak has followed the most important events of the past few weeks, including the controversy over the balls.

We recall Djokovic will risk to lose the ATP ranking no.1 spot to Carlos Alcaraz already in Paris Bercy. Nole has to defend the finals of lasts easn, while Alcaraz has to defend only 180 points. The same at the ATP Finals, where Djokovic should defend another final.

Novak Djokovic