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Novak’s on-court interview after his first rou…

Novak’s on-court interview after his first round win over Donald Young

(via Australian Open TV on YouTube)

Highlights of Novak’s first round match agains…

Highlights of Novak’s first round match against Donald Young

(via Australian Open TV on YouTube)

Novak reached the second round of the Australi…

Novak reached the second round of the Australian Open after he beat Donald Young 6-1 6-2 6-4 on Tuesday. It was Novak’s first official match since the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year.

Novak: “I played perfect tennis. Like I never stopped – and it was really enjoyable. A month ago I didn’t know if I was going to come to Australia or not because the elbow was still not prepared for this level of competition. It feels so great to be back here, to be back on the tennis court. There is no better place for me to start playing after six months away than here in Australia. I love coming here.”

(via Zimbio, http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/novak-dominates-young-in-return-to-action/)

Novak at another practice with his coaches And…

Novak at another practice with his coaches Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek in Melbourne on Saturday

(via Zimbio)

Because the past is what happens, what has hap…

Because the past is what happens, what has happened already. You can take lessons from that and learn from that to move forward. The future is something that you can only hope for. You cannot affect it. The present is where you are and what you can draw from it.

Novak at practice with his coaches Andre Agass…

Novak at practice with his coaches Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek on Rod Laver Arena on Saturday

(via AustralianOpen, BasiaID on Twitter)

Novak’s pre-Australian Open press conference

Novak’s pre-Australian Open press conference

(via Australian Open TV on YouTube)

Novak: “I still know what I’m capable of…

Novak: “I still know what I’m capable of, and I believe in my own abilities to win against the best players in the world. I know that if I get myself to my desired level of performance – mental and physical – that I can actually have a good chance to go far in the tournament. Now, whether my approach is different to this year’s Australian Open to other previous years, probably yes. It’s different circumstances. But it is exciting. Honestly, it’s a good place to be.”

Novak on Federer and Nadal: “I mean, Roger and Rafa’s year last year has shown age is just a number, especially in Roger’s case. He’s a great example of someone that manages to take care of himself, knows how to prepare well and peak at the right time. He won a couple of Grand Slams. Who would predict that after his six months of absence? So everything is possible really. I don’t know how my body’s going to behave this year or any other year. Right now all I can think about, and where I can sort of direct my energy, is in the present moment. So far everything is going in the right direction.”

(via BasiaID on Twitter, https://ausopen.com/articles/news/rogers-return-sparks-novaks-hopes)

Novak taking part at the Australian Open Kids …

Novak taking part at the Australian Open Kids Day with Roger Federer, Milos Raonic and Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday

(via Zimbio)

Novak’s draw at the Australian Open 2018:

Novak’s draw at the Australian Open 2018:

  • First round: Donald Young
  • Second round: Gael Monfils
  • Third round: Albert Ramos-Vinolas
  • Fourth round: Alexander Zverev, Mischa Zverev
  • Quarter-finals: Dominic Thiem, Stan Wawrinka
  • Semi-finals: Roger Federer, David Goffin, Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Final: Rafael Nadal, Grigor Dimitrov

(via http://novakdjokovic.com/en/news/tennis/2018-australian-open-draw-released-nole-vs-young-in-r1/)