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.
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.”
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.