WATCH: Novak Djokovic’s Pre-season Training Session Ahead of Australian Open 2021

Published 01/12/2021, 1:00 AM EST
Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves during his Men’s Singles second round match against Tatsuma Ito of Japan on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Everything is falling in its place as the tennis world approaches the first Grand Slam of the year. Currently, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is in Spain, preparing for the exciting 2021 season.

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Winner of the 2019 and 2020 Australian Open, Djokovic has a huge task ahead of him. Notably, the Serbian ace will aim to mark his second hat-trick at the Happy Slam. He has completed the feat once before, claiming the title in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

But before taking on the tennis court, the 33-year-old took a trip to a beach in Marbella, Spain. His family also accompanied on the short outing.

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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)

Considering the conditions in Australia, Djokovic moved to Spain to train for the upcoming season. He even bought a gigantic villa in Marbella.

The Serbian is well-known for leaving no room for errors in his preparations. Along with an intense training regime, he also follows a very stringent plant-based diet.

On a hard court in Spain, Novak is training with home-country player Roberto Carballes Baena. The latter shared a video of him playing with the Serbian captioned “Good practice with @Djokernole.”

The 17-time Grand Slam champion will quarantine in Adelaide ahead of the Australian Open. Recently, he revealed that he was displeased with having two bubbles.

Along with Djokovic, World No. 2 Rafael Nadal and World No. 3 Dominic Thiem will pursue a two-week quarantine in Adelaide. Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams are also a part of the Adelaide group.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 30: Novak Djokovic of Serbia walks past Roger Federer of Switzerland during a change of ends in their Men’s Singles Semifinal match on day eleven of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Serbian ace has been going the length to bring a modern transition in tennis, and he has always been outspoken about his opinions. As a result, he sometimes finds himself at the center of controversy.

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Nevertheless, the 6-time year-end World No. 1 would want to keep his rank for one more year. In doing so, he will make the all-time record of being the number one ranked year-end the most number of times.

Plus, Djokovic has narrowed the gap between him and Roger Federer’s record 310 weeks as Number 1 to a matter of a few more weeks. Nadal, alone, has the slimmest chance to stop the Serbian from breaking the record.

All in all, Novak will definitely bring an enthralling season of tennis with him this year.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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