Goran Ivanisevic is optimistic about his client, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic’s injury just days before the Australian Open. The Serbian started the 2024 United Cup with some wrist problems, but these did not prevent him from finishing his games, although he lost to Australian Alex De Minaur, a setback that cost Serbia defeat in the event.
Interview with Serbian media B92Ivanisevic reassured Djokovic’s condition, explaining that the remaining days until the start of the first Slam of the season – of which Novak is the reigning champion – should be enough to heal the inflamed joint.
“I think Alex played really well,” commented Goran on his client’s defeat against De Minaur, “he is a tactically intelligent tennis player. There is this problem with the wrist, but the most important thing is that it will be ready in 10-11 days.”
According to the Croatian, the United Cup was good preparation for Novak at the start of the season. “We will rest for a few days and then we will start training in peace. It’s not a big deal. We came here to play a few games, he played three good games. “It was definitely good preparation and exactly what he needed,” concludes Ivanisevic.
It is not the first time that Djokovic has come to the Australian Open in less than perfect conditions, but despite everything, the tournament in Melbourne remains the most favorable event for him. Unless the injury proves more serious than expected or worsens in the first few games, Novak remains the man to beat at Rod Laver Arena.