Prior to the Davis Cup clash between Serbia and Spain, Novak Djokovic held a press conference where he spoke about many details from the previous period, and about his intentions in the future.
He spoke about his performances since he won French Open in Paris last year and became one of the few players which held the titles of the four biggest tournaments in tennis at the same time.
He also mentioned his troubles with an elbow injury and about much-needed rest.
Djokovic always loves to play in front of his crowd in Serbia saying that the amount of passion and love that he receives from the fans is simply recharging his batteries.
This was his intention in front of the quarterfinals of Davis Cup with Spain.
“The Davis Cup is a very special event as it generates the kind of home crowd atmosphere you don’t see on the ATP Tour, so I am really looking forward to performing in front of our fans. I always draw very positive energy from the Davis Cup as it invariably brings out the best in me.”
Djokovic spoke to the journalists about his absence from Miami Open and told that he hasn’t got any regrets about his decision, because he spent some quality time with his family in his country.
“Of course I wanted to be on the court and defend my title but it just didn’t happen this time,” said 12-time Grand Slam champion, and added “At the same time, it was also rather refreshing to get some rest and sit out Miami at home with my wife and son. It was quality family time which I don’t get enough of and it made me very happy,”
He admitted that the start of this season wasn’t very good for him and that after a few years in which he dominated, the things are changed now.
“I skipped Miami and I haven’t done much in Indian Wells, so the start of the season wasn’t ideal,” Djokovic said. “I had luck and pleasure to play at an exceptionally high level for six years and had fantastic results. … Things are a bit different now.
Djokovic lost twice against Nick Kyrgios this season and even in the matches in which he won, there were many signs that this wasn’t the players who threatened to eclipse everyone in the history of this sport.
There is a big question mark considering Novak Djokovic’s future because we’re not certain about the condition of the 29-year-old Serb.
After last year’s Roland Garros, he didn’t do much. His mental and physical strength just disappeared. At his peak, he was probably the best player in history considering his mental preparations for the game. At this point, Djokovic looks like he has no motive.
Maybe the crowd against Spain will inject that much-needed energy for him and boost his morale before the clay season.
Since Rafael Nadal was out of the picture, Novak Djokovic took over the domination on this turf. He recorded very good results, even while Rafa was at his best, and this might be the chance for him to reclaim his domination.
Serbia will face Spain this weekend, and the visitors will play without Rafael Nadal and Roberto Bautista Agut.