Greg Rusedski: Even injured, Novak Djokovic is finding solutions to win and dominate


Greg Rusedski thinks it is astonishing how well Novak Djokovic has been playing at the Australian Open despite dealing with a hamstring injury.

On Sunday, Djokovic destroyed Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-1 6-2 to progress into the Australian Open quarterfinal.

Rusedski, a former world No 4, believes Djokovic deserves a lot of credit for what he has been able to do at this year’s Australian Open. 

“How good is @DjokerNole! Even injured, he is finding solutions to win and dominate. Not enough credit is given to the greats of the game on how they manage to constantly win carrying injuries,” Rusedski tweeted.

Djokovic felt great against de Minaur

Djokovic was visibly hampered by a hamstring injury in the first week of the Australian Open but still he was able to clinch three wins.

Against de Minaur, Djokovic looked much better and afterward said it was the first time he didn’t feel any pain. 

“We take it day by day. We do a lot of things actually. It’s been honestly exhausting to be involved in a lot of different treatments and machines and stuff that we do. At the same time it was necessary. It is necessary in order to get myself in a condition to play. So I’m really glad that my body has responded really well. Tonight I didn’t feel any pain. I moved as well as I have the whole tournament. It means we are progressing in the right direction,” Djokovic said.

Everything went great for Djokovic against de Minaur but the Serb refused to “celebrate too early.”

“It’s just the response of the body. Some days you feel good; some days maybe not as. So, as I said on the court, I do not want to celebrate too early because I don’t know how the body’s going to respond tomorrow and for the next match. What I felt tonight is fantastic,” Djokovic added.

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