Novak Djokovic news: Serb confident, motivated ahead of Monte Carlo Masters

The competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world and 2022 will be the 125th year since its inception.

Novak Djokovic in action. (Twitter: @DDFTennis)

Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has said that he feels motivated and ready to take on the world’s best in the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters. The competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world and 2022 will be the 125th year since its inception. The Serbian has not competed in competitive tennis for quite a while and he feels that Monaco would be the perfect place to start his clay season for the year. A precursor to the French Open, Monte Carlo Masters has always been the competition where the world’s best test themselves and prepare for the Grand Slam. That is exactly what Djokovic wants to do as well.

“I still feel motivated to be on the Tour and compete with young guys and try to challenge the best players in the world for the biggest titles,” Djokovic said. “I’m very pleased to be here and Monaco has been home for over ten years. I have been eagerly waiting for the moment when I will be out competing again, so this is the best place where I could possibly start.”

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2021 Roland Garros win an inspiration for Djoker Nole

Clay has been a surface that Djokovic tasted great success in 2021, winning the French Open and the Belgrade Open. The Serbian said that his Roland Garros success was his inspiration ahead of the 2022 clay season.

“Clay court is the surface on which I grew up in Serbia and played many years only on that surface actually. Historically it hasn’t been my most successful surface, but I have had some big success on clay. [The] Roland Garros win last year is still fresh in my memory, so I try to use that as an inspiration to kick-start the clay-court season [in the] best possible way.”

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“I understand that I probably won’t be at my best at the beginning of this week. I am still testing my engine, so to say, and building my game, so it will take obviously some time, some matches to really get in the groove and find the competitive play that I really need,” Djokovic added.

The Serb will face Spanish tennis player Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in his opening match at the 2022 Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco on Tuesday.




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