Followed by tennis tours lay-off, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic made his return at the Western and Southern Open 2020. However, He has affected by the neck stiffness and due to this reason, world number one withdrew from the doubles event.
Djokovic qualified for the 3rd round after defeating Ricards Berankis in the straight sets. But, he did feel neck pain until match completion.
Serbian admitted after the match, the pain affected his performance on the court and also it forced him to make mistakes, Additionally, He said, “It’s better. I’ve had a problem for four days now, but it’s going well. I hope it doesn’t get worse after this match. I’ll do whatever it takes with the physiotherapist.”
He also added, “That problem affected my game in this match, I made a lot of double faults and he knew exactly where I was going to serve. The surface is really fast, it took me a while to get used to that as well.”
Not only Djokovic, but most of the players are also facing problem while playing on US Open new courts. For this reason, They did not play for a long hour in the past six months. It will take a little bit of time to adjust themselves according to the environment.
Besides, the US Open courts were renovated by laykold surface. It is a little bit faster than ever before.
I Don’t Think It Was Hard For Me To Focus On The Field- Novak Djokovic On Playing Behind Closed Doors
While Novak Djokovic feels happy about tennis return after several months of hiatus, At the same time, He worries about no fans on the stands.
“It was good to compete again. We waited for six months. The conditions are not ideal, but tennis is back. These conditions are something we have to get used to. Although it is strange … After a good point, there is no reaction from the stands, we do not win any energy, but I don’t think it was hard for me to focus on the field“ 17 times Grand Slam Champion concluded.