Novak Djokovic gives update on hamstring injury
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Novak Djokovic spoke to reporters about the seriousness of his hamstring injury after the match with Daniil Medvedev in which he won 2:0 in sets. "Thankfully it was nothing too serious,” Djokovic told the ATP website, as quoted by ubitennis.net.
“If it was, I wouldn’t be able to continue, so I just tried with [a] medical timeout, some anti-inflammatories and kind of settled in after a few games. I was just trying to keep the momentum going and [not] allow him to break my serve.
I think that was the key, that eventually I would get a chance. I think the longer the match went, the more my hamstring was warmer and bothering me less, so hopefully for tomorrow it will be all fine”.
Novak Djokovic on Daniil Medvedev
The Serb knew that a tough opponent was waiting for him.
He prepared for this match in a great way and showed why he has been dominant on the tennis scene for many years. "With Daniil it’s never easy. You always have to change the pace, mix up the serve, the return position, rallies, try to make him uncomfortable,” Djokovic said.
Novak Djokovic decided to be tactical. He knew the weaknesses of his opponent but also the strengths he possessed. He used everything in the best way. “So it’s really a cat-and-mouse game in a way every single match.
He’s one of the best servers that we have in the world. Definitely on the courts like this where it’s really quick and the ball kind of skids through the surface, it’s tough to play him. But he made two double faults on two break points, both first and second sets.
I knew that in those moments he might go for more so I was kind of changing my position and it worked”.