“You need a competition for the development of …”
Good start in Davis Cup for world number one Novak Djokovic who easily beat Austrian Dennis Novak and was among the protagonists of his 3-0 against Austria. The Balkan champion will want to end group training against Germany, an opponent devoid of his recent nightmare Alexander Zverev.
In a press conference Nole addressed many subjects, from the match won against Novak to the absence of the public in Innsbruck and commented on the rumors of a possible passage of Davis in Abu Dhabi, rumors which generate several controversies in recent hours.
The Serbian tennis player began: “I am very motivated to represent my country. In general, tennis is an individual sport and therefore I like to be involved in a sport where I play for all my compatriots. I will always be available for go to events like this or the ATP Cup, there are a lot of races but I love playing Davis, an important competition for tradition and history.
Against Dennis I felt very good, he has a full game and it took me a while to find and impose my style. The eighth game was decisive, then I moved better and better and served solid. It was a very good race. No audience for the Innsbruck final? It’s really sad, the last thing we wanted to hear was this, the audience is essential to us but people’s health and lives always come first, so many people go through difficult situations and I pray that we collectively can overcome it all. “
Djokovic on the current format of the finals
Novak Djokovic recently weighed in on the news that the Davis Cup is expected to move to Abu Dhabi for the next five years. The world No. 1 analyzed whether the right decision for the team competition was to follow the money, the tradition, or find a “balance between the two”.
“There is a lot of interest in bringing the Davis Cup or any other big tennis competition or sports competition to the Middle East, where economically they are very strong and they can fund the big demands that you have for organizing. such an important event, “said Djokovic.
“I like that there are now three different countries that can host at least group stages,” said Djokovic. “I would say why not more? Why not have six different countries to host a group of three teams? The Serbian described the importance of hosting the Davis Cup ties for the growth of tennis in the countries, and how that was lost with the reforms.
“We lost that with the format change, the possibility for many countries in the World Group to host the draw,” added Djokovic. “I think it’s something that people haven’t responded well to, and I understand. You need a Davis Cup competition to develop your own national tennis.”