Djokovic Arrives in Malaga for Davis Cup
This Monday, the city of Malaga welcomed the tennis superstar Novak Djokovic, who arrived at a private airport terminal wearing the same baseball shirt he had worn two weeks earlier in Turin. Djokovic, known as the “crocodile” of tennis, is now in Andalusia, his second home, to compete in the Davis Cup and add another achievement to his triumphant season. With seven trophies and the year-end number one ranking, Djokovic aims to leave a lasting mark on this remarkable year.
A Season of Triumphs
“The way I finished the tournament [the Copa de Maestros conquistada el domingo] and the course are incredible,” Djokovic expressed in front of journalists. The Serbian player has shown an extraordinary ability to perpetuate and improve his game. When asked if the Djokovic of 10 years ago could beat the current version, he replied, “A decade ago it was 2013, so he would say he would win the one now. Probably 2015 was my best year, when I made 19 finals in a row, but I would say that the one from now would beat the one from ten years ago; I don’t know what the score would be, but I’m sure it would give my young self a hard time.” Djokovic’s ambition and determination remain strong as he already looks forward to the challenges of 2024.
Djokovic has his sights set on winning the Olympic gold medal, a prize that has eluded him so far. “It is definitely one of the biggest goals for next year. The schedule is going to be very congested and we will be changing surfaces very quickly, so it is going to be a big challenge. But I always have the highest ambition, so in 2024 it will be no different. The drive I have is still there and my body works and listens to me well. The motivation is still present,” he stated confidently.
A Warm Welcome in Malaga
The director of the Davis Finals, Feliciano López, greeted Djokovic upon his arrival at the airport. The Serbian player feels at home in Malaga, where he owns a residence in Marbella. Local fans are eagerly anticipating his participation in the Davis Cup. Spain, unfortunately, did not make it to the final phase, so Djokovic will be the main attraction of the competition. The Davis Cup will kick off on Tuesday with the quarterfinal series between defending champion Canada and surprising Finland.
Exciting Matches Ahead
The Davis Cup will feature thrilling matches throughout the week. On Wednesday, the Czech Republic and Australia will compete, followed by Djokovic’s match against Great Britain on Thursday. The week will conclude with the duel between Italy and Holland on Thursday.
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