“Regained My Focus”: Novak Djokovic Looks Positive on He Broke Racquet at Australian Open 2021


Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

No.1 seed Novak Djokovic reached his ninth semifinal at the Australian Open after an emotional quarter-final run at Melbourne Park.

In three hours and 30 minutes mouth water clash on Tuesday, World No.1 Serbian overcame No.6 seed and German Alexander Zverev after a set down(6-7,6-2, 6-4, 7-8). And Djokovic eventually entered into 39th Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open 2021

“Down to the very last shot, it was anybody’s game, anybody’s match”, the 17-time Grand Slam champion said in his on-court interview.

 “Congratulations To Sascha For A Great Tournament And A Great Battle Today”, says Novak Djokovic

In his 5th Grand Slam quarterfinal match, World No.7 Alexander Zverev exhibited his best standard tennis against 8-time Aussie Open title winner. As a result, the 23-years-old received praise from his 33-years-old opponent, none other than Novak Djokovic.  

Serb additionally expressed, “(There were) a lot of nerves out there, a lot of pressure. Emotionally, (I) feel a little drained, honestly. It was a great battle. Congratulations to Sascha for a great tournament and a great battle today. Tough luck today, but we pushed each other to the limit.”

“After [the first set], I just felt I started moving better, playing better. I served extremely well. I had slightly more aces than him (23 to 21) which, for me, is a miracle [when] playing against a big server like Sascha,” Djokovic added.

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 “Things Started To Shift A Little Bit For Me In A Positive Direction”, Djokovic on Broke His Racquet 

Unfortunately, the six-time year-end World No.1 broke his racquet after failing to a return during the third set. Still, Djokovic later admitted that he felt positive after unleashing his frustration on his racquet.


Djokovic explained “I regained my focus after I broke my racquet (in the third set) and things started to shift a little bit for me in a positive direction. If he won this match, it definitely wouldn’t be undeserved. He was playing really well. It was anybody’s game, and I am just really glad to overcome such a challenge.”

For the Down Under major event championship match spot, Novak Djokovic will now meet Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev on 18 February.

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