Coach Reveals Pre-Wimbledon Plans for Novak Djokovic After French Open 2021 Success

Published 06/15/2021, 3:06 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand in his Men’s Singles first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Serbian World No. 1 Novak Djokovic recently completed his second Career Grand Slam at the French Open 2021. Now, with less than a week’s rest, he is ready to begin his preparations for the Wimbledon Championships 2021.


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At the French Open 2021, the 34-year-old won his 19th Grand Slam singles title. Moreover, Djokovic has also secured the first half of the Calendar Grand Slam since he also won the Australian Open 2021.


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Thus, the defending Wimbledon champion has many records to look forward to breaking at this year’s grass major. For this, he will train in Mallorca, Spain, and might participate in their grass tournament.

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Coach Goran Ivanisevic reveals the schedule of Novak Djokovic up until Wimbledon

Winning Roland-Garros made Djokovic the only player in the Open Era to complete the Career Grand Slam twice. However, his career goals are far from over. From Wednesday onwards, the Serb will train in Mallorca for his 20th major. 

Additionally, he might play in the first grass tournament in Spain, the Mallorca Championships, in the week before Wimbledon. On this subject, coach Goran Ivanisevic has contradictory ideas.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning the Men’s Singles final against Roger Federer of Switzerland during Day thirteen of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

“We should be there on Wednesday,” Ivanisevic said. “In my opinion, we should not be playing the tournament because the grass at Wimbledon is very different compared to one in Mallorca.”

Furthermore, the Croat added that they need to be in London at least three days beforehand since Novak would play on Monday as the defending champion. He confirmed that they will stay in Mallorca for seven or eight days.

According to this, Team Djokovic will reach Wimbledon on June 25; the main event starts on June 28. Also, the three days there will help them get at least two practices on grass and also allow them to get accustomed to the bubble.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland and Novak Djokovic of Serbia hold their trophies as they walk off Centre Court after the Men’s Singles Final during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon in London, England.

Djokovic’s history at Wimbledon

The five-time champion has registered one of the most historic wins at the grass-court major tournament. In 2019, Djokovic defeated Federer in the longest-ever final in Wimbledon.


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Despite the court’s exhilarating pace, the Serb tends to play with ease on Wimbledon grass. And considering his mental approach towards Slams, he would be the mightiest opponent to overcome in London.

Above all, it would be interesting to see if Djokovic can match Nadal and Federer’s 20 Grand Slams record. Do you think the Serb will go on to win the Calendar Grand Slam in 2021?


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