No further sensation took place. Serb Novak Djokovic, after disqualification from the grand slam US Open, managed a duel with the home-made Salvator Carus in Rome without the slightest problem. The world number one won 6: 3, 6: 2 and advanced to the round of 16. “It simply came to my notice then. But should I be happy to win the first match after the US Open? I am happy regardless of tennis, “said the Serb towards the media eager to speak.
For Djokovic, the US Open ended shockingly in the 4th round ten days ago. In the match against the Spaniard Pablo Carreň, after losing the service, he hit the ball behind him while leaving for the bench and hit the line referee. Now, for the first time, he has shown clay and has begun preparations for Roland Garros, where he will attack the 18th grand slam title again.
“Of course I was looking forward to the match after it happened in New York. “I’m trying to be positive,” he admitted, saying he didn’t have the slightest problem in the match. “I didn’t feel any big emotions or a mental block because of what happened. I was fine, no drama took place,” added Djokovic, who clearly dominated the court.
The Serbian tennis player announced before the tournament that he would try to show his “best version” at the tournament. “On and off the court. Since he had no problem in the duel, the media admit that the tennis star’s psyche test is yet to come.” “I felt great about clay and I believe it will get better and better. Of course I want to be as prepared as possible for Roland Garros,” he added.
Djokovic has won 27 of his 28 matches this year and will undoubtedly be one of the favorites to win the singles title at the grand slam tournament. It starts on September 27