Djokovic’s New Illness Takes Longer Than Expected – The ATP top-ranked player was beaten in the third set of Sunday’s Belgrade final by Andrey Rublev. World number 1 Novak Djokovic believes a recent illness may be the cause of his fitness problems on the court in Monte Carlo and Belgrade. But now improving and aiming to get back fit for the French Open. The 34-year-old lost 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-0, to Andrey Rublev in the final of his home match in Belgrade, admitting he lacked the energy for the third set. He had a similar problem in the opening-round defeat at Monte Carlo the previous week, marking his second tournament of the season.
“It’s a bit worrying; I can only assume it’s because of an illness that hit me a few weeks ago,” said Djokovic. He played his fourth three-setter in a row. But I have to look on the positive side; I’ve won three games from one set down. At least this bad feeling physically came in the fourth game rather than the first in Monte Carlo. Things are going slowly but surely. Again, Paris is a great destination.
The problems against Rublev started in the second set, according to Djokovic. “It was a long 5-4 game, and that’s when I started not feeling great,” he said. I don’t like the feeling today. The whole third set was similar to the feeling I had in Monte Carlo. It never really happened like this; that’s why I thought it might be a pretty tough disease for me physically and healthily. wise. I guess the recovery took longer than I expected. Djokovic added that the illness was not coronavirus and had affected his preparations for Monte Carlo.
It’s Not Corona Virus Disease
Sports News Djokovic added that the illness was not coronavirus and had affected his preparations for Monte Carlo. “It’s been pretty severe, affecting me, affecting my body, my metabolism for a few weeks now,” he said. Looking at the positive side, it is developing in a positive way. I played three sets in a row. But it’s a bit worrying to have this feeling on the pitch.
The Serb’s schedule has also been lighter this season as his unvaccinated status has prevented him from playing at the Australian Open, Indian Wells, and Miami. Djokovic has shown that nothing else has changed, and he anticipates a return to full fitness as he recovers. “Practice, I do the things I always do, I have no problems with the body,” he said. Djokovic is next scheduled to play against Madrid, where he is a three-time champion.
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