Novak Djokovic was in good mood during the Davis Cup press conference in Valencia. He joked that he didn’t really miss Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, but then added that tennis was missing those two icons a lot. Days after winning his 24th Grand Slam title at the US Open, Djokovic heads to Valencia to help Serbia advance to the group stage of the Davis Cup final.
On his return to Spain, Djokovic was asked about Nadal, who has not played since this year’s Australian Open. “I don’t miss them, but I’m sure they miss tennis.
Both of them are legends of our game. “He left a huge legacy for tennis and sports in general,” Djokovic said via Serbian publication Sport Club.
Djokovic ready for Spain
On Thursday, Serbia defeated Korea 3-0.
Today Serbia will face Spain. ,I still don’t know who my opponent will be. We beat Korea 3:0, it is a very important win, every match is important because of the index.
Last year we were out by a set. I hope I can contribute, even though I feel tired after eight months of tough competition.
I would say it’s positive fatigue. I couldn’t wait to get here, even though it’s just a few days after the US Open. Djokovic said, it is always a great honor for me to play for my country.
Separately, Djokovic confirmed that after the Davis Cup, he will likely take a month-and-a-half break before resuming competition at the Paris Masters, starting on October 30. Djokovic also revealed his priorities for the 2024 season.
,The plan is to play in Paris, it will be a very busy schedule. Roland Garros on clay, Wimbledon on grass, Paris Games on clay, then the US Open and the tough tournaments before that.
Djokovic said, the Olympics is very important for me, because you represent your country there.