there is a worrying problem

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Novak Djokovic is one of the main favorites to win the Australian Open, but there is a worrying problem.

Less and less until the start ofAustralian Open, the first big event of the season where there will be many protagonists who will try to hit the maximum target. Unfortunately, the number one in the world rankings Carlos Alcaraz will not be there, forced to retire due to an injury to his right leg suffered in training.

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His absence, therefore, could be an opportunity for his rivals who are aiming for the leadership of the ranking. In particular, there are three who can unseat the Spaniard from the top: Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Novak Djokovic.

The latter is in Melbourne to try to improve his record of nine titles. A possible tenth trophy would also allow him to equal Rafa Nadal’s record for the most Grand Slams won in his career (22). However, everything could be questioned. In fact, in these days that anticipate the start of the demonstration, a bad tile has arrived for the Serbian.

Novak Djokovic, the news worries the fans

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In detail, Djokovic canceled the last training session ahead of the debut match that will see him face Roberto Carballes Baena. A choice, this one, presumably due to the hamstring problem which had given him some trouble in the week of the Adelaide 1 tournament, which he won.

The news was announced Sasa Ozmo, a journalist very close to the Belgrade champion, with a post on Twitter. “Novak Djokovic has canceled his training scheduled for today (Sunday 15 January, ed). It shouldn’t mean much, he could’ve gone home considering the light rain this morning“.

In short, his decision to cancel the training session on the eve of the start of the Australian Open may mean nothing, but the news has inevitably put some apprehension among his fans who hope to see him regularly on the field with Carballes on Tuesday Baena.

Moreover, even Nole himself had made it known in the press conference that the tendon should not prevent him from playing the Grand Slam. “To be honest, I’ve been struggling a bit with this issue over the past seven days – Nole’s words reported by Ozmo –. But hopefully that’s not the main concern. So far I have been able to train, compete and play games and practice sets. So that’s a positive sign“.

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Obviously, I’m a little more cautious – he added –. I won’t completely burn out on training sessions, saving energy for the next week. I hope there are not problems“.

Nole’s sensations on his return to Australia

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In the same press conference, Djokovic also spoke of his return to Australia, which took place a year after the well-known events of last year. “It was great to be back in Melbourne and play to a packed Rod Laver Arena. Lots of fans, a great atmosphere” he said referring to the first exhibition matches.

I was really excited by the welcome I had upon entering the pitch – he continued –, I didn’t know what would happen after last year’s events. I am truly grateful for the love and support I have received“.

In addition, he assured that he had passed the experience of last season. “If I held a grudge against what happened, I probably wouldn’t be here – he has declared –. The many positive experiences I’ve had in Australia outweigh the negative ones of last year“.

My vision of the country has always been very positive and the results are the mirror of how I find myself here – concludes –. I was looking forward to playing tennis again and doing what I do best. I’m looking forward to playing in front of the crowd and maybe entertaining them“.

The article is in Italian

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