Australian Open, Djokovic: “The number one danger for me? It’s me”

The words of the Serbian champion on the eve of the first race

Novak Djokovic’s main opponent at the Australian Open is… Novak Djokovic. The Serbian, world number 1, takes the floor on the eve of his debut in the first round of the Slam, starting tomorrow in Melbourne. The 36-year-old from Belgrade is aiming straight for his 25th major triumph, an ‘out of this world’ record. “There are opponents, some with greater and others with lesser chances of making their way. It’s a draw of 128, it’s a Slam. We all know what the Slams represent in tennis”, says Nole.

The Serbian, who is aiming for optimal condition after wrist problems, lives the day before trying to relax: “When I’m here I like to visit some places to which my most beautiful and fortunate memories are linked. I don’t know if it’s the secret of my happened, but I like to visit the botanical garden to reconnect with nature. Then when I can I take a walk on the beach or in the South Yarra neighbourhood, there’s less chaos.”

Djokovic makes his debut against 18-year-old Croatian Dino Prizmic. “Compared to the United Cup, my wrist is fine – reassures Djokovic – it is certainly a much smaller physical problem than what I suffered here in the past, both in ’21 and last year”. When, despite everything, he won both titles .