Novak Djokovic admitted this year in Australia was more challenging compared to his previous runs Down Under and revealed it took him some time to just adjust to being in Australia again. After being denied participation at the 2022 Australian Open and ultimately deported from the country, Djokovic returned to the country at the start of this season and won a record 10th Australian Open title.
“Australia is the place of my best results when it comes to Grand Slams. Although it was a short visit last year and left it as I left it, I liked to come back. If it was more challenging than in the past when it comes to pressure off the court – yes, absolutely, I felt that especially in the first few weeks, until I adjusted to the surrounding, until members of the media got used to me being there for a while.
There were also situations during the tournament that were not pleasant for me to deal with, but it’s an integral part of my journey, life and this year’s Australian Open and the victory is more sweeter, I’m more filled with that pride, considering that I went through those things on and off the court,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic on Indian Wells, Miami
Recently, Djokovic applied to be granted a special permission to be allowed to enter the United States for the Masters events in Indian Wells and Miami. Regarding that situation, Djokovic revealed he is still waiting for the answer but noted he would absolutely love to come back to the United States this March.
“The process is ongoing, that’s all I know. Those things are out of my control, I’d like to play, I’ve got the support of the tournament directors in Indian Wells and Miami, they want it, I want it and I hope the third party gives a positive answer “ Djokovic explained.
Also, Djokovic confirmed that he is returning to action at next week’s ATP event in Dubai. After Dubai, Djokovic is hoping to get the green light to play Indian Wells and Miami.