Australian Open > Djokovic’s confidence before the second week: “Seeing how it looked just before the start of the tournament, I thought I couldn’t play”

Novak Djokovic has been dragging on since the Adelaide tournament, which he won in early January, with discomfort in his left hamstring. After his victory against Grigor Dimitrov in the 3e round, the Serb explained that he had been very close to forfeiting before the start of the Australian Open.

“I’m just very grateful to be able to play. Seeing how it looked just before the start of the tournament, I thought it would not be possible. I’m still here and I’m still hanging on. I didn’t want to withdraw from the tournament because I wanted to see how I would feel on the court. The first match was good, I had a lot of trouble in the second. This Saturday too, but I managed to survive and get by. I take the matches one after the other, I don’t know what awaits me “said the Serb, who explained how he managed to play injured.

He will face Australian Alex de Minaur on Monday in the round of 16 with still this concern around his strapped left thigh.

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