Novak Djokovic: I Didn’t Come To Wimbledon To Play A Few Rounds

by Staff | June 24th, 2024, 3:55 pm

Still a week away and a lot can happen with his knee, but Novak Djokovic sounds like a man who didn’t fly to Wimbledon shortly after right knee surgery just to play a few rounds.

Speaking to the BBC after his second day of practice on the grass, the Serb made it clear he was showed up to take a shot at an eighth title.

“I didn’t come here to play a few rounds,” Djokovic said Monday after a two hour training block.

“I really will only play if I know I am in a state which is good enough to go far in the tournament and fight for the title, so that’s the condition.

“If I know I can play close to my maximum or at maximum, then I’ll play. If not, then I’ll give somebody else a chance to play.”

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5 Comments for Novak Djokovic: I Didn’t Come To Wimbledon To Play A Few Rounds

Bo Says:

If he plays and wins that will without a doubt turn the crown’s heads. Good luck to him.

PK Says:

It’s pretty amazing that he’s already whacking balls and thinking he’s “not here just to play a few rounds.” I mean, he had surgery on his knee earlier this month!

skeezer Says:

Had to be a very minor fix job. As he says he feels good enough to try to win it, so good luck with that.

Giles Says:

The POD works wonders!

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