Novak Djokovic (ATP 14) starts Tuesday the Australian Open with a duel against the American Donald Young (ATP 63). The 30-year-old Serb enters back in competition, after six months of injuries. “I’m still not one hundred percent healed, but feel sufficiently fit to be my comeback to celebrate,” said Djokovic on Saturday at a press conference.
After six months of injuries – he was there since Wimbledon is no longer on the job with a stubborn elleboogblessure – will Djokovic so back. “I am happy that I can again play tennis and major tournaments can participate,” said the ex-number one of the world. “That I missed. I’m perhaps still not completely fit but it’s every day better. It is still wait and see how my body will react after these months of absence, though I am not forgotten what I am capable of. I believe in my ability to be the best players in the world to beat.”
Djokovic had normal returns in the exhibitietoernooi in Abu Dhabi, at the end of 2017. But for that, he stressed, just as for the ATP tournament in Doha early this year. However, he took part in two Australian demonstratietoernooien.