Written by Senior Tennis Editor Peter Gehr
The Novak Djokovic tennis machine may not fire up for Davis Cup 2012. With full attention being focused on the upcoming French Open at the end of May, and the Olympic Games to be held at the end of July, the world No. 1 in ATP rankings is prepared for a rest during the David Cup.
With an amazing 2011 behind him, and a great start to the 2012 season by winning the Australian Open in the longest game in the history of the tournament against Rafael Nadal, the Serb sensation is looking pragmatically at all the tournaments in 2012 and is selective as to where his energies will be directed.
After the marathon game against Nadal Down Under, you can imagine time for a fresh game plan and recuperation strategies for the champion tennis star would be well worth it.
Novak Djokovic Tennis Machine May Not Fire Up for Davis Cup 2012
The Sydney Morning Herald reports:
Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic says he is not certain he will be able to play for Serbia in the 2012 Davis Cup due to his “packed agenda”.
Djokovic has already said he would skip the first round of the Davis Cup match with Sweden to be played in southern Serbian town Nis on February 10-12 in order to get some rest from the busy season.
“I am sorry that I will not play against Sweden in Nis … I cannot promise that I will take part in this competition this year,” Beta news agency quoted Djokovic as saying.
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Djokovic returned to Serbia, where he is considered a national hero, after winning the Australian Open in the longest finals in the history of the tournament against Rafael Nadal.
He recently said his main focus this year would be on the Olympic Games and the French Open, a Grand Slam win that would see him hold all four major titles at once.
Djokovic said his participation in the Serbia Open tournament – which he won in 2011 – was not “definitive yet”.
“I am on the list (of the participants), but it will be difficult to organise everything. In order to take part in it, I would have to make radical changes in my agenda,” Djokovic said, adding that he would consult with his team. Click here to visit the original source of this post
Novak Djokovic tennis machine may not fire up for Davis Cup 2012 and this will relieve some pressure for the other contestants who have been baffled by the Djokovic domination on the court. The relentless energy and precision ball placement that has kept the top seeds running every inch of the court at the hand of the Serb will no doubt breath a collective sigh of relief for the moment—at least until he prepares to face off at the Olympic Games and French Open.