In the first tournament of the new season, Novak Djokovic triumphs: victory in three sets, in comeback, against the American Sebastian Korda. A return to victory in Australia, the country that kicked him out last year after the legal and media events caused by the lack of Covid19 vaccination.
The Serb told: "Obviously it's been a great week. Ending the week with the trophy, better than losing the finals. But today anyone could win the match, he had match point. In the first set I wasn't playing my best, but I found a way to win.
When there are difficult days, you don't feel the ball well, you don't feel good on the court and in the end you win the match, this gives you more security and satisfaction when you win." In the match against Medvedev, Djokovic had a problem during the match: a problem that didn't affect the final match: "I woke up fine.
A few times during the match I felt that the muscle was stiffening, but nothing that would worry me about my performance." Problems aside, the twenty-one times Grand Slam champion managed to win despite him not expressing the best of his game: "It's difficult to say what the formula for success is in these kind of particular circumstances.
It really is a matter of moments. Feel the pressure, no doubt. It's just now how you handle it, how you adjust to it and try to get the most out of it. As I said, statistically I was lucky to win more type of matches."
Nole is ready for the Australian Open 2023
With the Adelaide tournament over, it's time to prepare for the defense of the title won in 2021 at Melbourne Park.
Nole also explained: "I faced great players, I couldn't ask for preparation in view of the Australian Open. Obviously, the Australian Open is the main reason I'm here in Australia, but at the same time I want to win every tournament I play, regardless of the level of the tournament.
I can't wait to go to Melbourne: Rod Laver Arena is the course where I won the most. Now I have a week off to recover and work again."