Novak Djokovic hopes a nice reception at the Australian Open will bring out his best at Rod Laver Arena.
Djokovic, the three-time reigning champion, was banned from playing in the 2022 Melbourne Major owing to visa concerns and deported under less-than-exemplary conditions. Next year, with vaccine restrictions lifted, the Serb can play.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion was asked about his comeback to Melbourne at the World Tennis League in Dubai on Friday. The 35-year-old always expects the best from himself, he said.
“Let’s see how I do. I started strong in Australia and love playing there “Djokovic: After what happened earlier this year, I want to receive a warm welcome and play well.
The former world No. 1 said he hoped to play as long as possible and had no retirement intentions.
“I want to play forever. I don’t know. I’m making good progress. No complaints, “saying “As long as I play at this level, I’ll keep continuing.” Novak Djokovic prepares for Australian Open in Adelaide
Novak Djokovic will compete in the ATP 250 in Adelaide, Australia, beginning January 1 to prepare for the Australian Open.
The No. 5 seed is part of a strong field that includes eight Top-20 players, including Felix Auger-Aliassime, Daniil Medvedev, and Andrey Rublev. The Serb will likely skip the week before a Slam and go directly to Melbourne.