20-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic is seen playing tennis in Belgrade on Christmas. In an Instagram post from Igor Rogan, Djokovic can be seen playing a casual tennis match in the neighbourhood.
“On Saturday…the only one, Novak Djokovic,” Rogan commented on the Instagram post.
On the same day it was reported that Djokovic would miss the ATP Cup.
Serbian daily Blic reports that Djokovic will miss the ATP Cup by 99%. The ATP Cup is held two weeks before the Australian Open.
Djokovic doesn’t say much about his future plans
After Serbia was eliminated in the Davis Cup Finals, Djokovic refused to give a direct answer about his participation in Australia.
Djokovic’s name appeared on the ATP Cup entry list, but then withdrew from the event. “I understand you want some answers, where do I start the season, how do I start it. I’m really tired of this season and all year long, so I’d rather stick to family time, put in rehab and then I’ll see what the future holds,” Djokovic said after the Davis Cup.
“You will be informed. I know what you want. I will not answer you tonight. I know what you want to ask me but you will be informed. That is all I can tell you. I cannot give you an appointment.
Australia is clearly right around the corner, so you’ll know pretty soon. Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge was delighted when Djokovic entered the ATP Cup because he saw it as a good indication that the Serbian would play at the Australian Open.
“He had a choice whether or not to participate, so he put his name on the list and that meant he’d be there all summer,” Woodbridge 2GB’s Wide World of Sports Radio.
“That’s good for tennis, Novak fans will be happy, and I think Sydney fans will too.” He knows all the government regulations regarding vaccination. That means you think he’s at the top, unless he pulls something we’re not expecting.”