Fans In Shock as Novak Djokovic Returns to Training Just Weeks After Wimbledon Triumph

Published 07/19/2021, 11:54 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his semi final match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Paul Childs

It wasn’t long ago since Novak Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title, equaling a record held only by his fellow ‘G.O.A.T’s, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Only recently, the World No. 1 put on an emphatic display to win the 2021 Wimbledon Championship, his sixth major on grass.


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Apart from that, he also fought hard in the French Open final and the Australian Open final to clinch both the titles in exuberant style. Hence, the Serbian has been enjoying life on-court. However, not limited by the longevity of his campaign and hoping to add more accolades to his name, Novak has cut-short his break and is back in action.


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In a newly emerged video, fans saw Djokovic back in training, ahead of his trip to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It was surprising to see the 34-year-old, who just recently completed his title-winning campaign, already hitting the training ground.

What a season

Novak began his season in Melbourne at the 2021 Australian Open. In a battle of the best, the World No. 1 faced World No. 2, Daniil Medvedev. Regardless, Novak put his experience to use and dominated his way through the match, winning the final in straight sets, with a scoreline 7-5, 6-2, 6-2.

Tennis – Australian Open – Men’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

However, the French Open final was far from easy. World No, 4, Stefanos Tsitsipas made life difficult for Novak, winning the first 2 sets of the game. Fans had declared the Serb down and out going into the third set; little did they know what was coming next.

Djokovic played some of his best tennis ever, as he fought his way back into the game. From 2-0 to 3-2, the world watched in shock as Novak won the 2021 French Open in stunning style.



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His 2021 Wimbledon Championship triumph was no different. Italian Matteo Berrettini, won the first set of the match, putting instant pressure on the defending champion. However, Novak once again lived up to his No. 1 rank as he beat the World No. 8, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. This was Novak’s 20th Grand Slam title.


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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates with the trophy after winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Toby Melville

Novak Djokovic is going for gold


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2021 already belongs to Novak Djokovic. Throughout the season, the Serbian has been absolutely remarkable. Every tournament came with its own set of challenges that questioned his character and resilience. However, with more trophies than hands to hold, Novak answered every doubt posed against him.

All eyes now turn to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Fans put a pause on any talk of a Calendar-Grand slam as they wait to see how far Novak’s quest for gold takes him in the competition.


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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.