‘Novak Djokovic’ll play on one leg if he has to…’, says former ATP ace


Although he has not shown himself in his best version, Novak Djokovic is already in the third round of the 2023 Australian Open. The left leg injury has reduced his performance on the track, which he hopes to improve with the passing of days to reach the second week of the tournament in the best way. “The situation of my leg is not ideal. I don’t want to influence this too much either. But obviously I would have wanted things to be different and the leg felt much better, but this is what it is. I have to go day by day. The good part is that the Grand Slams always give you a day between matches, at least you have some time to recover and be more prepared for the next match. And that’s what I’ll do. I am not going to train during these days in between matches basically with the objective of giving myself as much time as possible for my leg to recover and to be in the best condition”, commented the Serbian after his second round victory over the Frenchman Enzo Coucard. “I only have two options now, either leave it or continue fighting there. And I will try to keep fighting and compete against someone like Grigor Dimitrov in a couple of days, a great player of course. I know very well that the matches are only going to be harder for me now here. Two years earlier I suffered similar circumstances with another physical problem in the abdomen and I had to deal with it. Now, I don’t know how my body will react. I hope the result is good, going game by game we will see how it goes, “he added in statements taken up by ‘Punto de Break’. Do you think the injury can take its toll on Novak Djokovic in the following rounds of the 2023 Australian Open?

Djokovic didn’t say much about the injury 

Former World No. 1 Mats Wilander recently expressed concern about Novak Djokovic’s hamstring injury at the ongoing 2023 Australian Open. “The good think for Novak, when he’s a little bit injured, he can do so much with a tennis ball these days, he can flatten out the forehand, and for his serve. He served brilliantly,” Wilander said. “As long as he can go through the matches, he’ll find another way of playing tennis that I think very few players can do. Of course, it’s a worry, but tactically he’ll play on one leg if he has to,” he added.

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