Novak Djokovic, the leader of the ATP hierarchy, revealed a lesser-known episode in his career in 2011, when he played a Davis Cup match in conditions less common for an athlete.
The Serbian player admits that he spent intensely in the evening before the match three between Sweden and Serbia, lost, in doubles, together with Nedad Zimonjic, in front of the pair formed by Simon Aspelin and Robert Lindstedt.
Novak Djokovic and the match played in special conditions
“It was a Davis Cup match in Sweden, shortly after I won my first Wimbledon. I didn’t think I would play that weekend, after the first matches, on Friday, I was leading 2-0, so I had a serious party that night.
On Saturday, to my surprise, I entered the field, let’s just say that I didn’t see the ball perfectly “, revealed Novak Djokovic, in a discussion on Instagram with Maria Sharapova.
Until the suspension of the circuit in March, Novak Djokovic had a perfect 2020 season. The world leader started the year at the ATP Cup, where he brought Serbia’s victory after a final against Spain led by Rafael Nadal.
After the success of the ATP Cup, Djokovic won the Australian Open and Dubai tournaments. In Melbourne, the Serb lost only in matches with Jan Lennard Struff, in the opening round, and in the final with Dominic Thiem, won 3-2, while Gael Monfils was the only player to lead the match with Djokovic in the decisive tournament from the United Arab Emirates.
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