Novak Djokovic: "Indian Wells? Everything is in the making"

In the press conference he held in Belgrade, Novak Djokovic gave the latest updates, from his upcoming schedule, Indian Wells and Miami, to the next record he will break

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic: "Indian Wells? Everything is in the making"

In the press conference he held in Belgrade, Novak Djokovic gave the latest updates, from his upcoming schedule, Indian Wells and Miami, to the next record he will break: next Monday, it will be 378 weeks as world number one, none like him.

The first update is on his health conditions, after the injury he suffered shortly before the start of the Australian Open: "I'm close to my 100%, I will play in Dubai". Therefore, present at the Middle East 500 tournament, there are still doubts about his presence in Indian Wells and Miami, tournaments in which he will not be able to participate because, due to the decision not to get vaccinated, he will not be able to enter in US.

It's all in flux. I thank Indian Wells and Miami for their public support. I would love to play both tournaments and thank you for that. You haven't played for several years and I'm waiting for good news, but it's not all in my hands.

Hope it doesn't happen again, skip Indian Wells, Miami and US Open like last year. Will this affect my tennis? Recent results in Australia show that this type of situation has no consequences," the tennis player from Belgrade said at a press conference.

The number one record

Before the press conference, Djokovic celebrated 377 weeks as number one with those present at training. He equaled Steffi Graf and there are seven days left to become holder of the record, both in men's and women's: "Stefi Graff is one of the greatest tennis players in the world, I have great respect for her.

I am honored to have equaled her record and to have a chance to break that record next week. Being number one in the world and winning Wimbledon were my childhood dreams and in 2011 I achieved both together. It's nice to have dreams and goals, they give you the possibility to overcome your limits, if you set them. I'm proud of what I've done, but my successes are never individual successes.

I have to thank my family, my subject, who have accompanied me in my career. I'm 35 years old, I compete at high levels and it's also thanks to them".

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