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Djokovic To Make Australian Open Decision Very Soon

MADRID - Novak Djokovic finished his rollercoaster season with a Davis Cup rout on Friday and afterward vowed to settle on a choice on his Australian Open investment "very soon".

The world number one, who caught three of the period's four Grand Slams in 2021 to take him level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20, is as yet an uncertainty for January's Australian Open after coordinators demanded just completely immunized players will be permitted into the country.

The 34-year-old has wouldn't say whether or not he has been immunized against Covid.

"I comprehend you need replies on where and how I will begin the new season, however we'll see what's in store," said Djokovic, a record nine-time champion in Melbourne.

"I can't give you a date, however clearly the Australian Open is coming soon, so you will know very soon."

He added: "I will attempt to utilize the following not many days to recuperate, rest and disregard tennis. I'm truly drained from this season and this year."

Djokovic's fantasy about adding a subsequent Davis Cup to his 20 Grand Slam titles was broken when Serbia were crushed by Croatia in the semi-finals in Madrid on Friday.

Djokovic and accomplice Filip Krajinovic lost 7-5, 6-1 to highest level Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic, the Olympic and Wimbledon champions, in the conclusive pairs elastic.

Djokovic had before crushed Marin Cilic for the eighteenth chance to keep Serbia alive.

The world number one, unbeaten in singles in the competition beginning around 2011, prevailed 6-4, 6-2. It was his nineteenth progressive Davis Cup singles win.

"The season closes today. I don't lament any competition I have played. I gave a valiant effort as usual," added Djokovic.

- 'Climbing Mount Everest' -

"Tragically, a singles triumph isn't sufficient. I attempt to gain particularly from troublesome conditions such as this. However agonizing as they seem to be, these are generally the best chances to get more grounded and develop."

Djokovic shut his 2021 season having distressingly passed up the principal schedule Grand Slam by a male player in the greater part a century when he lost the last of the US Open.

His expectations of a first Olympic singles gold award were likewise run in Tokyo.

In any case, he actually finished 2021 having guaranteed the year-finishing world number one positioning for a record seventh time and will on Monday mark an aggregate of 350 weeks in the best position.

Djokovic additionally stretched out his record Masters assortment to 37 titles.

Djokovic, who played in the Serbia group which won its solitary Davis Cup in 2010, said that his group needs to observe a solid copies blending assuming they are at any point to win a subsequent title.

"We knew from the beginning that this match would be the most troublesome of the tie," he said.

"We realized that in case it was depending on copies, we wouldn't be the top picks, since we played the best pair on the planet, players who play together constantly, who know one another well indeed, who are duplicates subject matter experts, who just spotlight on that.

"To win the Davis Cup, you really want a copies group, if not it will be undeniably challenging, it's a lottery. It resembles climbing Mount Everest."


Sources: AFP

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