Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
Novak Djokovic after a long time away from tennis due to his decision on the covid19 vaccine is set to return to action in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis championship.
The world number 1 who was prohibited from featuring in the Australian Open admits that his long time absence from the game has affected his preparation for the tournament.
Djokovic at a press conference said, “It wasn’t really difficult for me to pick up a racket and go out and practice the sport and just play.
According to him, he has prepared to the best of his capacity ahead of the game having undergone emotional distress that arose from his prohibition from competing in the Australian Open.
The Serbian dissatisfied with the unpleasant treatment he received in Australia noted that it was unusual to be met with this sad tale.
He said, “I’m as well prepared as I possibly can be.
“There were lots of emotions after I came back from Australia.
“It was strange. I was disappointed, I was sad about the way it all played out and the way I left the country,” he added.
Djokovic who kicks against the covid19 vaccine affirmed that his participation in future tennis tournaments will be decided by the covid19 rules of the host countries.
He said, “Whatever tournament I’ll be able to play I’ll be trying to get to that country and play that tournament.
“I really can’t choose. It’s really about where I can go and play.
“Having previous positive experiences on the court and titles obviously connects me to this place even more.
“We’ll play this tournament and see how it goes further down the line,” he added.