Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic regretted that their injuries are always questioned, implying that he is pretending, although he acknowledges that he has “got used” to being doubted and that this gives him “more strength and motivation”.
Hours after his victory in Australian Open Round of 16 against the australian Alex de Minaur, The 35-year-old Balkan tennis player told reporters:
When other players get injured, they are the victims, but when it’s me, I fake it. It’s very interesting.
Nevertheless, Djokovic also pointed out that I didn’t feel like I had to “prove anything to anyone”. Nevertheless, plans to publish MRI and ultrasound images, for example. “Maybe I will, maybe I won’t,” she said.
In fact, does not care what others say about his injuryhe claimed Djokovic, winner of 21 tournaments grand slam.
I’ve gotten used to it, it even gives me more strength and motivation, so I thank you for it.
Djokovic, who will face the russian Andrei Rublev in quarterfinals, He requested several medical breaks in the first rounds, repeatedly clutching his thigh with signs of pain on his face and limping. Nevertheless, In the game the injury was hardly noticed.
In this regard, the German tennis player barbara rittner harshly criticized him in statements to Eurosport.
What always annoys me a little bit is that he runs to the ball and then limps, like he wants to say ‘hey guys, I’ve got something’. That bothers me a bit.
His former coach, also German Boris Beckerexplained that the Djokovic’s behavior was “difficult” to understand for rivals.
Sometimes you have the impression that he is bluffing. Sometimes you have the impression that you can’t finish the game. It’s like between heaven and hell.
(With information from Europe Press)