Novak Djokovic Say He’s OK To Go!
by Tom Gainey | January 18th, 2015, 3:37 pm

Top seed Novak Djokovic shook off any flu concerns yesterday declaring that he’s primed for a shot at a fifth Australian Open title.

“I had tough couple days. But it’s all behind me now. I’m ready for the Open,” Djokovic said. “Little bit with the flu and stomach. But I carried that already from the Middle East a little bit. But now it’s good. It’s passed.”

Djokovic’s bug began at the Abu Dhabi exo and was still present when he lost to Ivo Karlovic in Doha.

“I don’t think it’s nice to talk about the title already now when the tournament hasn’t started yet,” he said. “There are so many players who are contenders to win the title. Considering the success that I had in my career in this tournament gives me enough reason and confidence to believe I can go far.”

Djokovic begins Tuesday against qualifier Aljaz Bedene.

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10 Comments for Novak Djokovic Say He’s OK To Go!

Yolita Says:

I hope this is indeed true and that Novak will be fully fit to try and make history by winning a 5th Australian Open title.

Michael Says:

Flu ailments are pretty serious. Not only they leave a devastating impact during the incubation and gestation period. They also have grave implications even after partial recovery where the affected may not retain the same strength and vigour that he would have desired. I feel sorry for Novak that he caught it at the wrong time, but yet he is famous for his great fighting abilities and is tenacious and is admired for his mental fortitude. I am sure he will do all that he can to convert this adversity into an opportunity and reclaim his Australian Open crown making a grand 5th which has never before done in Professional history.

sienna Says:

yeah true.
and it adds up. going into the red a little more everytime untill he cant slide to the next ball.

no hiding from flu backlash

Bob Lewis Says:

TV cameras just caught Boris Becker picking his nose.

Wog Boy Says:

Boris does that every now and then:)

Ronn Says:

Djoko will be just fine. An easy 3 set victory for him today. The key is getting to the quarters without getting into long, drawn out matches with lesser opponents so he will be fresh.

Wog Boy Says:

Nole is not 100%, not yet and conditions today were awfully heavy and humid and it will be worst on thursday, I hope he plays night match but if Hewitt wins tonight they might put him again to play night match. It is five minutes walk beetwen RLA and Hinsense, I was soaking wet by the time I got to Hinsense arena, that how bad was and stil is here.

jane Says:

^ ugh, i hate that kind of humidity wog boy. didn’t think it was usually that humid in melbourne. hot yes, but humidity tends to be highest in NYC. nole did sound nasally in the post-match interview; i agree. he’ll want to get through next round handily because hotsauce could be waiting in the wings.

Wog Boy Says:

This is summer season jane, every city on East Coast has it’s share of hot and humid weather, not same number of days Brisbane more, Sydney and Melborne less but nevertheless we all have them.

Yolita Says:

Nole didn’t sound or look 100% fit, I am grateful for his win. Hopefully he’ll get the night session on Thursday and every day that passes the virus fades away even more.
Good luck, Novak.

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