A day after his emphatic Australian Open 2021 conquer Daniil Medvedev in Melbourne, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic stated he will likely be taking a while off tennis as a way to get better from a muscle tear that nearly ended his title hopes.
“I simply got here truly got here from one other MRI that I`ve completed this morning and the harm is larger than what it was when it occurred after I did the primary MRI after the third spherical,” Djokovic advised reporters.
“It`s not too unhealthy judging by what the physician stated however I`ll should take a while off and heal. The tear is larger.”
“I replicate on it as an important expertise, and a singular journey, and I might undoubtedly bear in mind and attempt to take out a whole lot of positives from it,” he stated.
“I’ve discovered a whole lot of classes, and discovered a whole lot of issues, about myself and about every part that was happening within the final 5 to 6 weeks, however I believe that every part that was taking place on and off the courtroom makes this victory even higher and even sweeter.”
Djokovic used improved serving, alongside together with his ordinary relentless returning and baseline excellence to seize 11 of 13 video games in a single stretch and beat Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 for a 3rd consecutive Australian Open trophy.