Tennis: Djokovic focuses more on Grand Slams

Tennis: Djokovic focuses more on Grand Slams


Novak Djokovic impressively confirmed his dominance at the Australian Open on Sunday with a smooth final victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev.  The  Serb won the title for the ninth time in Melbourne and, with a total of 18 major wins, is only two behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Despite his current top form, Djokovic is considering stepping back a little – especially if he has another record soon.

On March 8th, the Serb will go into his 311st week as number one in the world rankings and thus overtake the Swiss Federer as the record holder in the eternal statistics. © The refore, Djokovic is considering reducing his tournament program for sporting and private reasons. “I will concentrate my attention in particular on the Grand Slams,” said the Serb, who, if things go optimally for him, can draw level with Federer and Nadal with 20 wins in the major list of the best.

Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that Djokovic will again complete many supposedly small tournaments. Because the superstar would like to hold the top position in the world rankings for well over 311 weeks. And collecting points at other tournaments is essential for this. “If you are aiming for number one in the world rankings, you have to play the whole season and play well, you have to play all the tournaments,” said Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev

Reuters / Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

At the final of the Australian Open, Djokovic (left) didn’t let anything burn against Medvedev

“Play better than not play”


 The  33-year-old has not yet decided what his future plans are. ©

 The  rules due to the coronavirus pandemic make planning difficult for him. “Having the family with me on the tour will be a very difficult task,” said the family man. In many tournaments, the rules would only allow him to have two companions. “Every country, every tournament is different. It takes a lot of effort to mentally adjust and adapt to it. It’s not easy for players, ”said Djokovic.

A break until the pandemic is so well under control that the tour is sort of normal is not an option for the number one in the world. “I think it’s better to play, especially the Grand Slams, than not to play,” said Djokovic, referring to the expected restrictions. ©

 The  ATP tour continues this week with tournaments in Montpellier, Singapore and Cordoba, Argentina.

Triumph despite injury


 The  Serb clearly won the final in Melbourne on Sunday 7: 5 6: 2 6: 2 against Russian Daniil Medvedev and secured his ninth Australian Open triumph in his ninth final despite an abdominal muscle injury. “Brilliant work”, said the Australian tennis legend Rod Laver on Twitter: “Under so much pressure in such difficult times. You keep showing the world what a great champion you are. ”

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