Novak Djokovic managed to defeat Enzo Couacaud in the second round of the Australian Open. A left hamstring injury bothered the Serb during the match, but he managed to hold on until the very end. Djokovic hopes that things can be the best for him.
“It’s not good at all to be honest,” Djokovic said for eurosport.com “I’ll take it day-to-day, it was better [in the] last match, the feeling, than tonight.
That’s all I can say. It’s up to God, and my physio to help me.
Let’s take it day by day, I hope I’ll be able to recover." His opponent proved to be dangerous. It seemed that Djokovic would have no major problems, but not everything was so easy. "I’m just glad to get through this kind of match and in four sets,” continued Djokovic.
“Obviously I wanted to get through in three but credit to him for playing some really good tennis towards the end of the second.
Some really interesting circumstances you have to deal with, but I guess that’s Grand Slam.
It can be electric in both a positive and negative way. For a player on the court, you just have to accept it and get the most out of it”.
Novak Djokovic on the balls
The Serb also mentioned the speed of the balls, which many raved about.
“The balls are a bit slower this year than they were a few years ago when I played last,” he said. “I think quite a few players complained about it.
I don’t complain, I’m just noting and commenting that the balls are a bit slower which of course, in these conditions makes it difficult to penetrate through the court and try and make winners and especially against someone like Enzo who is a very good athlete”.