Novak Djokovic seems to tend to compete in Dubai, according to Sasa Ozmo. Djokovic, 35, last played at the Australian Open, where he won his 22nd Grand Slam title. During the Australian Open, Djokovic was affected by a hamstring injury.
Before the start of the Australian Open, Djokovic was confirmed as a participant in Dubai. The Dubai event kicks off on February 27 and looks set to be Djokovic’s first tournament since the Australian Open. In Dubai, Djokovic has been successful throughout his career, as he is a five-time tournament champion.
“It’s always exciting to come back to Dubai. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is a special event for me. I have a long history with the championship and have been lucky enough to play some great matches in front of the crowd at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
I can’t wait to play there again,” Djokovic said after signing up to play in Dubai, according to Arab News. In January, the Dubai organizers also announced Rafael Nadal as a participant in the men’s event and Ons Jabeur as a participant in the women’s event, respectively.
Sadly, Jabeur has already withdrawn from Dubai, while Nadal is also expected to miss the tournament. However, the tournament will probably still feature Djokovic. “Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships fans expect the best. Having Ons Jabeur, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, three household names and crowd favorites, is a clear demonstration that this year’s championship is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in recent times.
We look forward to announcing the full draws for the WTA and ATP Championships very soon, and we are really looking forward to hosting another fortnight of exceptional championships,” said Dubai tournament director Salah Tahlak, following Djokovic’s confirmation for the tournament.
Vajda comments on Djokovic
Novak Djokovic’s former coach Marian Vajda has opined that the current World No. 1 is a mixture of both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. “Each one has its character, but Novak is a mixture of both.
He has the complete game of Roger and the tenacity of Nadal, and that combination is deadly,” said Vajda. “That’s your goal. It has no limits and that seems incredible to me. He is physically well and for that he needs to be like this.
If he doesn’t have injuries and remains physically stable, he already showed at the Australian Open what he is capable of,” the Slovak asserted.