Djokovic fine-tunes his set-up with a doubles win

Djokovic fine-tunes his set-up with a doubles win

Happy, relaxed, accompanied by his team and his family (wife and children), Novak Djokovic fine-tunes his set-up for Wimbledon at the Mallorca Championships, which takes place this week on the slopes of the Mallorca Country Club in Santa Ponça, Calvià. The Serbian signed up for the doubles tournament thanks to an invitation from the organizers and this Tuesday, together with his good friend Carlos Gómez Herrera, with whom he often trains during his frequent stays in Marbella, He beat Bosnian Tomislav Brkic and another Serb, Nikola Cacic, 5-7, 6-4 and 13-11 in the first round. Djokovic scored the winning point in the tiebreaker with a crossed forehand that brushed the baseline. They will face Marcel Granollers and Argentine Horacio Zeballos in the quarterfinals, who defeated Czechs Jebavy and Vesely 6-2, 3-6 and 12-10.

“One of the reasons I came here before Wimbledon is to be able to spend more time with my son Stefan (he already plays with him in training), with my family … Because in London, with confinement, I won’t be able to move too much, “says the world’s number one, who is trying to win the Golden Slam, which consists of winning the four majors and the Olympic Games in the same year. So far, in 2021 he has been champion of the Australian Open and Roland Garros. Wimbledon and the US Open remain … in the absence of official confirmation, He will fight to achieve the only great title that is missing at the Tokyo Games.

Djokovic, who had played his last official doubles match in January last year in Dubai together with Croatian Marin Cilic (they lost to Ram and Salisbury), could even consider participating in the Olympic championship in pairs with Filip Krajinovic, Miomir Kecmanovic or Laslo Djere, who could be other Serbs who sign up for the Olympics (Dusan Lajovic announced that he will not be there).

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