Novak Djokovik On Monday he wants to turn the page on his US Open disqualification when he competes Italian open This week in Rome. “It’s great that I’ve had a tournament,” the world number one told reporters, because I feel like I’m back in competition mode as before, the faster I will overcome that memory and reprogram. ” Italian Capital. Four-time winner Djokovic, who has a first-round byelection in Rome and opens his campaign midweek, said he was shocked after his final 16 exit in New York when he accidentally left line judge Laura Clarke in frustration Hit with the ball.
The 33-year-old said, “Of course after getting it right I was very hard to accept.”
“For a few days I was in shock, and I was shaken by the whole default thing.
“I checked in with Laura after the match. She said she was fine. No major injuries.”
“But, yes, I mean, it was completely unexpected and very unexpected, as well, to hit him.
“But as I said, when you hit the ball that way, as I hit it, you know, you have a chance to hit someone who is on the court.”
“The rules are clear, so I accepted it, and I had to move on. I have my first chance here in Rome.”
Djokovic’s New York default was his first defeat in 2020.
“I don’t think I’ll have any major issues to be able to get back on tour and hit the tennis ball, definitely during this point,” he said.
The 17-time Grand Slam winner, however, could not rule out that it would not happen again.
He said, “I have outbursts and it’s a personality and a player I’ve always been, you know.”
“Obviously my career went through ups and downs, arrangements were made to more or less my emotions.
“But you are alone there. It’s a lot of intensity and a lot of pressure.”
“I cannot promise or I cannot guarantee that I will never do anything like this in my life. I don’t know.
“I mean, I’m definitely going to do my best to never let something like this happen again, obviously.”
Djokovic is ahead of world number two Rafael Nadal In the tuneup for the final Grand Slam of the season, the French Open which will begin on 27 September.
Nadal, who bid for the 10th Italian Open title, is making a comeback after more than six months and left the US Open on coronovirus fears.
“For people who are playing the US Open, it is very close, because it is very tight after a tired month of tennis in the states on different surfaces,” Djokovic said.
“Rafa clearly decided to live and practice on clay.
“I mean that definitely gives him more leverage, but even though he didn’t practice long on clay, he would still be the number one favorite in Roland Garros or any other clay tournament because he’s Rafa, you Know.
“And playing on clay, you know, that’s the ultimate challenge.”
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