Novak Djokovic has had a special relationship with Australia throughout his career. The country has proven to be pivotal in his success right from his first Australian Open triumph in the year 2008.
Djokovic looks to kick off the dawn of another new beginning. This time, he gets to represent and lead his country in the inaugural ATP Cup.
Djokovic feels excited about the novelty of the ATP Cup. “The concept of ATP Cup does give us an opportunity to represent your country and be part of a team, which is not something we experience during the year very often,” said Djokovic. Djokovic further added that the feeling of playing for your country provides extra energy and motivation. Plus, it also allows relaxation off the court as you don’t have to deal with the aftermath alone. There’s a whole team helping you out.
Novak Djokovic feels that the tournament will provide essential warm-up before the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic feels that the ATP Cup actually increases his chances at the Australian Open.
“I think (starting the year in Brisbane) can help (my Australian Open Chances). I am here earlier than most years,” said Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic reiterated his love for the country that has given him so much. He added that it always fills him with positive energy.
However, the Serb is still acclimatising himself to the record high temperatures of Australia. Coming from Serbia, heat waves are certainly something that he’s not learnt to digest!
Djokovic is leading Team Serbia’s charge in group A at the ATP Cup. His team is placed in Group A with France, South Africa and Chile.
They will kick off their campaign on Saturday against South Africa.
Do you think Novak will lead Serbia to victory?