Novak Djokovic talks about what he felt in the 2023 Australian Swing

The Serbian tennis player said how different today is, compared to the sensations he felt in the 2023 edition

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Novak Djokovic talks about what he felt in the 2023 Australian Swing
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Novak Djokovic, the man of records is, in my opinion, the man destined to dominate the Australian Swing 2024. The Serbian tennis player has returned to Australia, but this time the sensations are completely different compared to last season.

Nole will be involved in the United Cup and, in the press conference, he talked about the differences that characterized his journey to Australia. Forced to leave the country in 2022 due to entry rules relating to anti-covid vaccination, the Serbian took his personal revenge in the season just ended, winning for the 10th time in Melbourne and releasing all his tension on the end of the final with Stefanos Tsitsipas, bursting into tears.

Now, almost a year later, Djokovic seems to have overcome his doubts.

Djokovic shares his feeling about last Australian Swing edition

"Yes, it's different. Last year I was nervous because of what happened two years ago, especially in the first week.

But actually people welcomed me with open arms in Adelaide. Then I had a perfect record winning both both the Adelaide tournament and the Australian Open. I've always felt good in Australia, apart from two years ago when I found myself in an unpleasant situation.

It's fantastic to be back in Australia. Representing Serbia at the United Cup is a great honor, pleasure and privilege. We have great energy and chemistry on the team. This competition allows all of us to meet, represent our country, support each other and experience beautiful moments on and off the pitch.

We hope to start the season in the best possible way." Finally, Djokovic reiterated his total commitment to his country. "I don't make calculations when I enter the court, regardless of the level or category of the event, especially when I play for my country. I wouldn't be here if I couldn't play or give my all in both singles and possibly mixed doubles."

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