Novak Djokovic shares big ambitions: "I want to win Wimbledon

The Serbian champion, on the media day of the Championships, clearly renewed his ambitions for the London Major: "I'm aiming for the title"

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic shares big ambitions: "I want to win Wimbledon
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After all the effort made to get back in time and play Wimbledon (which will start tomorrow morning - ed.), Novak Djokovic clearly has important ambitions, the most important: to win the title. Just three weeks after meniscus surgery following the injury suffered at Roland Garros, the Serbian champion has fully recovered, as he himself said, underlining how he did not go to London to play two or three matches, but to win.

Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024
Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

"I didn't come here to play a few rounds. I want to aim for the title."

This is the clear message sent to his opponents by the Serbian champion during the media day of the Championships, to underline how he is ready to face his adventure on the lawns of Church Road. At the press conference, a journalist focused on why Nole wanted to accelerate his return to the field at all costs. The Serb replied:

"It's a good question, my wife asked me too. I'm 37 years old, maybe I should take fewer risks and prepare especially for the Olympics. I have a feeling I won't miss a Slam as long as I can play. I wouldn't call it fear of losing something, just an incredible desire to play, to compete, especially because it's Wimbledon, the tournament that has always been a dream for me. The mere idea of ​​skipping this event wasn't right. I'm going through this knee injury for the first time in my life. I wanted to see how quickly I could recover and be in a position to compete in a best of five sets on grass against the best in the world.

Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024
Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport
 

The last three days have made me optimistic that he can really play matches at the highest level. Maybe it's not ideal for doctors and specialists who advise you to rest for 3 or 6 weeks. The longer it is, the better so as not to risk it, but it is an individual and subjective thing. Everyone has a different response to recovery, rehabilitation, exercises. I haven't had any relapses and now my intensity is very high, my knee is fine, there hasn't been any negative reaction," he explained.

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