Novak Djokovic States Why He Hasn’t Seen Serena Williams at Australian Open 2021 Bubble

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January 23, 2021 8:30 pm

Eight-time Australian Open winner, Novak Djokovic is in Adelaide, ahead of the ‘A Day at the Drive’ exhibition event. As per the protocol, players have been instructed to remain in isolation for a 14-day period. Besides Novak, star players such as Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Naomi Osaka will be headlining the event too. 

As the players are under quarantine at this moment, they’ve been working out and practicing by hitting the ball on the walls of their rooms. Although it sounds bizarre, they’re making the most of the situation they are in. Novak was seen stretching on the balcony of his room. 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia greets his opponent at the end of the Men’s Singles Final against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day fourteen of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic: Serena Williams and Me Are Living in the Same Hotel

Recently, the Serbian ace gave his first interview after arriving in Adelaide. The interviewer asked him about his associate, Serena Williams’ whereabouts.

Novak responded, “I haven’t seen Serena, which is weird because we’re staying at the same hotel. But we haven’t seen each other, obviously because of the restrictions and isolation. I only see people from my team. I know she’s here, I know she’s training. I’ll send her a message and hopefully, she can reach out to you guys.”

The Serbian superstar is the defending champion at the Australian Open. He won last year, in an epic battle against Dominic Thiem and will look to repeat that feat into the current season. 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 17: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her second-round match against Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

On the other hand, Serena lost in the third round to a Chinese player, Wang Qiang, in three close sets. The American last won in Melbourne in 2017. She looks forward to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 majors and is currently on 23.

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Rohan Kollare

Rohan Kollare is a tennis author at EssentiallySports and is based in Mumbai. Prior to this, he has studied Business Management before which he worked at Disney Hotstar in content operations. During his early years, Rohan used to play tennis at the state and district levels. He idolizes Roger Federer.

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