Djokovic Hints At 'Surprising Decisions' After Painful Australian Open Loss

Djokovic Hints At 'Surprising Decisions' After Painful Australian Open Loss

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic is going to give his all this year, and he may make some surprising decisions, though nobody knows what they will be.

Djokovic arrived in Australia hoping to secure another Australian Open trophy. The Serbian was the favorite for a good reason, but it didn't work out. He was beaten by Jannik Sinner in the semi-final.

It was a disappointing result for Djokovic as well as shocking because he failed to find his tennis in all but one set. That's concerning for a player who has high ambitions this year and hopes to win many events.

As he pointed out after the match, he committed to give it his all this year because we have the Olympics on top of just the regular tennis schedule.

Towards that end, Djokovic even hinted at a few surprising decisions he would make, but nobody knows what they might be, but most possibly, the Serbian will elect to skip some tournaments.

"I made a commitment to myself that I will give it my all this year, with the priority being Slams and the Olympics. We’ll see whether something will change, in this stage of my life and my career some surprising decisions are maybe more expected compared to twenty years ago."

A pretty solid educated guess would be some serious cuts in his calendar meaning that he won't play as many events this year. There is a pretty good chance he will cut out a few notable events, such as the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, in favor of recovering and resting for majors.

The Summer Olympics will be especially tricky because there is Roland Garros leading up to it, and then Wimbledon, and then back to Roland Garros for the Olympics.

There will be some serious calendar engineering going on there for many players, especially Djokovic, who isn't the youngest anymore.


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