Novak Djokovic indicates on making last-minute changes to his 2022 schedule hinting to an early end to the year

Novak Djokovic hints at making last-minute changes to his 2022 schedule keeping his health and fitness in mind.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic played at another final of the year after having to face a tough phase where he was denied participation in the hard-court season failing to comply with the US mandates and guidelines to enter the country due to his vaccination status.

Djokovic shed some light on his participation in the upcoming tournaments that hinted at an early end to his 2022 schedule despite the fact that he would surely play at ATP Finals in Turin and even at the Paris Masters. He even opened up about his health concerns and revealed that he has the freedom to choose the tournaments he wishes to play and would make a last-minute decision on his participation.

He said that “At the same time, I’m at a stage in my career where I can choose what I want to play. It’s going to probably be the case more now than it ever was for me where I’m gonna play some tournaments that are normally not fitting in my schedule because my schedule is not what it was in the last 20 years so I’m kind of more flexible.

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“The Grand Slams, performance for my country, Masters 1000 events, and World Tour Finals count the most in my life”: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic, the 21-time Grand Slam singles winner said that “That’s why I came to Israel and I’m going to Kazakhstan and I’ll see what I play after. Still, the schedule is to play Paris and Turin but we’ll see. It depends how I feel, it depends what the reaction of my body is after this week and next week and then I’ll sit down with my team and make a plan until the end of the season.

He further added “The Grand Slam season is finished, but you have Turin which I still haven’t qualified for and I’m hoping I can make it so that I’m able to play there. There are many, many tournaments in the world, and every week you have a few tournaments and different categories. I was mentioning before the Grand Slams and the performance for my country and also Masters 1000 events and World Tour Finals, are the events that for me count the most at this stage of my life.

Novak Djokovic played at the Tel Aviv after many years and was looking ahead to gain some crucial points to better his rankings before the end of the year. He had entered Tel Aviv with a wrist injury scare that had bothered him during his match against Felix Auger Aliassime at the Laver Cup and caused him some sort of pain.

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Prateek Pradhan is a tennis writer at FirstSportz. He is currently pursuing Journalism and Mass Communication from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He is very passionate about sports and a huge fan of Rafael Nadal. Other than tennis, he also follows football and cricket.