Doubts hang over Novak Djokovic’s end-of-season schedule. The tennis player born in Belgrade, who was forced to give up the North American stage, returns to step on the cement on the indoor court: the objective was to earn the necessary points to obtain the pass to the final phase.
Thanks to the victories of the two titles in Tel Aviv and Astana (an ATP 250 and an ATP 500), the champion of 21 Grand Slam has ensured his return to the tournament in November in Turin. No other 500 tournament was planned on his end-of-season schedule, so he skipped both Vienna and Basel, but his return to the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000, along with Carlos, had already been announced on the tournament’s social profiles.
Alcaraz and Matteo Berrettini. However, it seems that things have changed and Novak Djokovic wants to return to tournaments at the end of the season. In an interview with Sportske Novosti, the coach of the former number one, Goran Ivanisevic, hinted that he could give up the French stage to focus solely on the final in Turin: “It is clear that he will play in Turin, but the question remains whether he will go before to Paris“
Djokovic, therefore, could give up defending his title at Paris-Bercy, to try to win the Finals title: a title he has not won since 2015, when he beat Roger Federer in the final. The Turin tournament could be the last stage, before sinking further into the maelstrom of uncertainty in which the Serbian finds himself.
In fact, although statements have been made, it has not yet been clarified with certainty, by any body, if Novak Djokovic will be able to participate in the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.
Nole has adjusted his schedule
Novak Djokovic stated that he has adjusted his schedule as he has grown older, playing only the most important of tournaments and doing his best to peak at them.
“I am adjusting my scheduling much, much more, you know. I’m not playing as much as I played few years ago. I want to peak at the best tournaments, biggest tournaments in the world, which are Grand Slams and some of the biggest ATP events, playing for my country,” he said.
“That’s what gives me the most motivation and inspires me to play the best tennis. I really want to keep going. I don’t have the ending of my career on the horizon at the moment. I can’t give you a number of years. I don’t know,” he added.
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