Novak Djokovic is all set to return to action at the Vienna Open this week. Looking forward to the game, he gave Dominic Theim credit for his contribution to growing tennis in Austria. Serbian will be playing in Vienna after 13 long years.
Moreover, the world number one last played there was way back in 2007. Besides, the 17-times Grand Slam winner also won the tournament at that time.
Talking about his Austria tour in a recent interview with ATP Tour.com, he gave credits to Austrian legend Thomas Muster, the former tennis world number one. And he appreciated rival Dominic Thiem for his contribution to making the game popular in the country.
Moreover, he also talked about how fans here love the local hero Thiem and come in numbers to watch his match. Djokovic said, “Thiem is loved by the locals here, and they came in huge numbers to watch him play. Also, the tickets are always sold out when it’s Thiem’s match.”
Dominic also took to Instagram and shared a photo with Novak Djokovic with a caption, “Welcome to Vienna @DjokerNole.”
Considering Thiem’s popularity, he also expressed that he would have loved a full house in Vienna. But the conditions don’t allow this. Hence, Djokovic added, “A thousand fans is better than having no fans at all.”
“I am Going To Try To Win As Many Matches As Possible”: Novak Djokovic
Remembering Vienna’s tour, he said, “It was a great successful week for me.” Additionally, Djokovic defeated the Swiss star, Stan Wawrinka, in the finals. Moreover, he also reminisces about the tour as a beautiful memory.
“The court is great, practice, and the food is amazing. And at the end of the day, we have an opportunity to compete. So we should be happy and grateful at the end of the day.” Novak continued.
Additionally, Djokovic also revealed that one of the primary reasons for his visit to Vienna is to win points and to make his position even more secured at the top. He said, “I am going to try to win as many matches as possible.”