“I Don’t Want To Sound Arrogant”- Novak Djokovic Talks About His Participation In US Open 2020

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While several top players would be spiked this year’s U.S.Open Besides, World No.01 Novak Djokovic has confirmed his participation amidst he was a victim of the coronavirus. A few days ago, Serbian have reached New York and he also began practice for the upcoming Cincinnati Masters.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, 17-times Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic shared his U.S.Open 2020 arrival experiences.

Novak Djokovic also said, “I was very close to not coming,” for a major tournament in the United States. Additionally, he explained, “There were a lot of ambiguities and there are still some, but I really want to play. That’s why I’m here. Personally, I’m not afraid of my health in New York. If I felt any other way, I probably wouldn’t have come at all. I am cautious and responsible, I follow the rules and restrictions, like everyone else.”

Novak Djokovic

“It’s Really Hard Not To Be Able To Open Their Window”- Djokovic Concerns About “U.S.Open 2020 Bubble” 

U.S.Open organizers have been taking a huge risk to hold this year’s event in Flushing Meadows. Moreover, They are following stringent rules to protect the participants from the Coronavirus. Additionally, the best quality suites are allocated for Players and their staff. However, Novak Djokovic did feel the COVID-19 bubble makes players a little bit lazy.  

Novak Djokovic

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Three-time New York major Champion Novak Djokovic has also praised U.S.Open Organziners for their great work on bringing back the tennis in the middle of the pandemic. “I don’t want to sound arrogant or anything like that and I know that the hosts did their best to provide the best accommodation and organize everything so that the players could compete normally. But for most, it’s really hard not to be able to open their window and stay in their hotel rooms all the time”, Novak concluded.


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