Novak Djokovic is confident of breaking Roger Federer’s number of weeks at the top on the ATP ranking list next March. And while Federer could not stop Djokovic from overcoming his unique achievement in his career, Serbian’s rival Rafael Nadal and the US Open champion Dominic Thiem would place a barrier in his path. For a reason, he is forced to play many events in the upcoming days amidst the pandemic.
However, 17 times Grand Slam winner is ready to break down all the barriers to achieve his ultimate goal. Additionally, he said in the recent press meeting at Belgrade regarding his participation at the upcoming Melbourne major event, “The Australian Open is, of course, for me the biggest priority, and I will aim to go there. I am intending to go to Australia, but obviously, we have to wait and see (when that will be.)”
“All Tennis Players Will Have To Go To Australia Much Earlier”: Djokovic
Melbourne, the Australian Open 2021 venue, is situated in Victoria, registering most Coronavirus cases right now. For a reason, the government has implemented a lot of prevention measures to reduce the instances. The travelers also need to go 14 days quarantine when crossing the borders by sea or air.
Even though the Coronavirus cases have been declining in Melbourne nowadays, there is no surety, and it would increase or decrease before the major event.
Speaking about Pandemic uncertainty in Australia, Serbian said, “We still don’t know how the situation regarding the pandemic will unfold, whether Australia will shorten that quarantine period, if that is not the case, all tennis players will have to go to Australia much earlier.”
However, Djokovic will go to play and defend his title at the Australian Open or not. He is now playing at Vienna Open, which begins on 26th October in Austria.
Other than Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Daniil Medvedev, Andrey Rublev, and Diego Schwartzman will play in the ATP 500 Indoor hardcourt event.