Novak Djokovic Appears Mentally Exhausted for Australian Open 2022, Says 22-Time Grand Slam Champion

Published 01/13/2022, 10:05 AM EST
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic practices at Melbourne Park as questions remain over the legal battle regarding his visa to play in the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia, January 13, 2022. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


The World No.1 Novak Djokovic, has had a torrid time since reaching Australia. Many were speculating that he might not get the chance to play in the first round of the Australian Open. However, after the court’s verdict and his inclusion in the draw, he looks all set to play the Grand Slam. 

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After the whole drama, The Serbian has started his preparation for the Australian Open. Many reporters and journalists are trying their best to get an interview with him. Former Australian player and 22 Grand Slam Doubles champion, Todd Woodbridge, had a conversation with Novak and he feels the Serb is not in the right frame of mind to start the Grand Slam on 17th January. 

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev | Credits: Reuters

Novak Djokovic appears mentally tired to Todd Woodbridge

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9-time Australian Open champion, Novak Djokovic, is currently practicing inside Rod Laver Arena in Australia. Before going out for the practice session, the Serb had a brief conversation with Todd Woodbridge. Todd feels Djokovic is not very confident about his chances in this year’s Australian Open.  

Speaking with a reporter, the Australian said, “You’ve got to think when he goes into his matches, the energy that he has spent before he’s even hit round one is enormous, and does he have enough in the tank to be able to go seven matches and win his 10th championship? we will have to wait and see.”

According to him, the challenges Novak faced before the Australian Open, and the fact that there might yet be another twist in the sage, are taking a toll on him. Todd did, however, say that the Serbian likes a challenge, and this is going to be another challenge for him. 

How far will Djokovic go in the Australian Open 2022?

It’s true that Djokovic’s preparation for the Australian Open 2022 got sidetracked after his exhausting battle with the Australian authorities. However, he is one of the biggest fighters on the tennis court and he will not go down easily without a fight. 

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Djokovic will begin his quest on 17th January to win his 10th Australian Open Title and 21st Grand Slam title. He has been chasing this since his Wimbledon triumph last year. However, the Serb lost at the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev. 

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In this year’s Australian Open, he will play his compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round. We all have to wait and watch how far World No.1 will go in the tournament.  

Will Novak Djokovic win his 21st Grand Slam Title in Australia? Let us know in the comments.

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Debkinkar Maity

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.

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