WATCH: Novak Djokovic Begins Training in Marbella in Attempt to Defend Title at Australian Open 2021

Published 01/04/2021, 12:51 AM EST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning set point during his Men’s Singles Semifinal match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has been the most dominant men’s player in the past decade. The success enjoyed by the Serb over recent years has been phenomenal. 16 of his staggering 17 Grand Slams have been won over the last 10 years. The transformation Novak has brought about in his game will be used to educate young tennis aspirants in the future.

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Djokovic’s greatness stems from the fact that he has established an identity for himself with the likes of Roger and Rafa around. His fitness has been his biggest strength which has helped him win those long marathon matches. Many times, after a 3-4 hour long match, Djokovic still looks ready for another match. 

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates at the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the men’s singles final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria on day fourteen of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

Novak Djokovic Begins Training for 9th Australian Open Title

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With the Australian Open 2021 around the corner, Djokovic was seen training at Marbella in Spain. In the clip, Novak can be seen striking his groundstrokes with firm perfection. All players have been training intensely over the past weeks in order to prepare for the first major of the new year.

After a delay in the calendar year, the Australian Open was pushed to February. Authorities have been keen on ensuring that events are conducted smoothly in Melbourne. Many changes and adjustments have been done in order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

On the other hand, the men’s and women’s qualifiers will be played in Doha and Dubai, respectively. 

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Coming back to Djokovic and the Australian Open, the world no. 1 has been the most successful player in the modern era at Melbourne. His 8 titles surely suggest that.

The last title won by Novak was in the previous year, and with the event beginning next month, Djokovic is most certainly a contender to win it and extend his streak down under. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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