‘Novak Djokovic saw him super involved in…’, says ATP ace

Novak Djokovic has confirmed that he will participate in the last Masters 1000 of the season in Paris Bercy and then in the final in Turin. The Serbian champion is on the hunt for the last possible titles of the season, aiming to overtake Rafael Nadal in the number of total ATP titles. However, one of the h*ttest topics heading into 2023 is whether the former world number one will be able to participate in the upcoming Australian Open due to his invalid condition. “As far as Australia is concerned, there are some positive signs, but not official ones. We are communicating through my lawyers in Australia, in fact, they are communicating with the authorities dealing with my case,” Djokovic said in an interview collected by the Serbian media outlet Sportal. “I hope to have an answer in the next few weeks, whatever it may be, but I hope it will be positive in order to have enough time to prepare for the next season, which I hope will start in Australia.” The Slam that is played in Melbourne is one of the favorite tournaments of the 35-year-old from Belgrade, to the point that he has won this Major nine times. “I am looking forward to going there, I have already overcome what has happened this year and I just want to play tennis, it is what I do best.”

Bagnis praises Nole Djokovic

Argentine tennis veteran Facundo Bagnis recently expressed his gratitude to former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. “In 2020 I lived the moment when [Novak] Djokovic created the new association [Professional Tennis Players Association] and the ATP was terribly aggressive with us not to join. Today, the president of the ATP [Andrea Gaudenzi], has no relationship with the players, at least with those who are not in the top 20,” Bagnis said. “I am grateful for what Djokovic did. Players have to have a kind of union in charge of talking to the ATP. The federation that Djokovic created is still in force, work is being done because it is new, it is something that is scary and still does not have much strength. But I saw him super involved in the tournament in Rome, in a meeting for two and a half hours, which was not mandatory and he was playing the next day. People don’t have the chance to see that, but I do and I take my hat off,” he stated.