WTA No. 56 Daria Saville, has given her sincere opinion on Novak Djokovic's injury to her left hamstring. In the last two weeks, there has been a lot of talk about Nole's form and there were even fears that he would miss the Australian Open for the second year in a row.
The Australian player wanted to defend the former ATP number 1. Daria wrote on Twitter: "Playing with a physical problem or with chronic pain is not exactly an injury. An injury is something that causes you so much pain that it prevents you from competing.
I know damn wel. Novak is a machine and he's probably able to handle more pain than most of us. Plus, he and his team spend hours and hours every day trying to dull the pain." The 21-time Grand Slam champion was injured during the Adelaide tournament, won by beating the young American Sebastian Korda in the final.
Novak's conditions are clearly improving compared to the beginning of the AOs, as demonstrated by his clear affirmation on the local darling Alex de Minaur in the round of 16.
Djokovic is a man on a mission
Nole Djokovic is hunting for his tenth seal at the Australian Open, which would allow him to hook his eternal rival Rafael Nadal at 22 Grand Slams.
The next obstacle in his path is the name of Andrey Rublev, somewhat surprising executioner of Holger Rune in the round of 16. Speaking to the Serbian media, Djokovic took some pebbles off his shoes: "I let people doubt. Only my injuries are constantly questioned.
When other tennis players play with some physical problems they are heroes, while I am accused of simulating. In any case, I think I don't have to prove anything to anyone. I no longer care what people think or say. By now I'm used to it, in fact it gives me even more strength to carry on. Good signs have arrived in the last few days, but I don't want to get excited too soon."