Rejuvenated Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts
TORONTO: World number one Novak Djokovic is anticipating playing on his favored hardcourt surface at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, yet the Serb encouraged alert as he comes back to activity interestingly since his stun Wimbledon exit.
The 29-year-old, who was expecting to end up the main man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win every one of the four thousand hammers in a year, endured a third-round misfortune to American Sam Querrey at Wimbledon.
Notwithstanding, Djokovic, who has won three of the five Masters competitions this season, is holding his desires within proper limits for the Rogers Cup, which he has won three times.
“I don’t expect anything. I simply attempt to get myself prepared for executing as well as can be expected,” Djokovic told the ATP site.
“I had more time in view of the early misfortune at Wimbledon to invest some quality energy with family, regroup a tiny bit and begin preparing on hard court, which I appreciate the most. So I anticipate it.
“I have an awesome history in the Rogers Cup in Toronto and Montreal. That is the thing that experiences my brain at this moment. Simply appreciate, play well, play singles and duplicates and get whatever number hours in as could be expected under the circumstances.”
The 12-times excellent pummel champion, who has a first-round bye, could meet Wimbledon finalist and home most loved Milos Raonic in the semi-finals.
“He’s unquestionably one of the players that we’re going to see a ton of in future. He works hard. He has John McEnroe in his group so he’s truly endeavoring to show signs of improvement on and off the court,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic dismissed the Wimbledon misfortune, which finished his excellent pummel winning streak at 30.
“Everything happens for a reason so clearly I didn’t appreciate losing the primary week of an excellent pummel,” he said.
“Then again, the following day it was at that point behind me.”