A day after his decisive triumph at the 2021 Australian Open over Daniil Medvedev in Melbourne, world number one Novak Djokovic said he would spend some time playing tennis to recover from a muscle tear that nearly ended his hopes. for the title.
“I just came, I actually came from another MRI I did this morning, and the damage is greater than it was when it happened when I did the first MRI after the third round,” Djokovic told reporters.
“It’s not bad to judge by what the doctor said, but I’m going to have to take some time and heal. The tear is bigger.”
“I see it as a great experience and a unique journey, and I would definitely remember and try to get a lot of positives out of it,” he said.
“I learned a lot of lessons and learned a lot about myself and everything that has happened in the last five to six weeks, but I think everything that has happened on and off the court makes this victory even better and even better. sweet. “
Djokovic used an improved serve, along with his usual relentless return and excellent performance, to grab 11 of 13 games in one section and beat Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 for the third consecutive Australian Open trophy.