NOVAK DJOKOVIC will purpose to win a 18th singles tennis Grand Slam on the US Open after recovering absolutely from Covid-19.
The world No1 has introduced he’ll journey to New York this month to play within the rearranged Western & Southern Open after which the hard-court Slam at Flushing Meadows – the primary main to happen post-global lockdown.
Three-time champion Novak Djokovic confirmed he’ll play at this yr’s US Open in New YorkCredit score: Corbis
The Serbian, 33, was criticised for testing positive for coronavirus, alongside different tennis stars, after neglecting social-distancing measures at his shambolic Adria Tour.
Djokovic has been practising in Puente Romano in Marbella and with Spaniard Rafael Nadal choosing not to play and Swiss superstar Roger Federer sidelined through injury, he’ll fancy his possibilities of profitable a fourth US Open title.
“It was not a straightforward choice to make with all of the obstacles and challenges on many sides, however the prospect of competing once more makes me actually excited.
“Throughout my profession, I’ve performed a few of my greatest matches on the USTA Billie Jean King Nationwide tennis centre.
“I’m conscious that this time round it is going to be very totally different with all of the protocols and security measures which can be put in place to guard gamers and other people of New York.
“Nonetheless, I’ve educated arduous with my group and acquired my physique in form so I’m able to adapt to new situations.
“I’ve finished all of the check-ups to verify I’m absolutely recovered and I’m able to get again on court docket absolutely dedicated to enjoying my greatest tennis.
“I respect and respect everybody taking time, effort, and power to organise these two occasions for the tennis gamers to have the ability to return to their working area.
“Sadly for the gamers and the sport itself, the present scenario shouldn’t be permitting everybody to journey and compete on the similar degree of danger, and I hope the scenario will change quickly and we are going to all be again to doing what we love and do greatest.”