Following Novak Djokovic’s triumphant yet turbulent Australian Open campaign, his coach Goran Ivanisevic sought respite by going skiing with his family in Austria. After taking some time off, he rejoined Djokovic for the Dubai Tennis Championships, where the Serbian star reached the semifinals.
In his first interview since the Australian Open, Ivanisevic addressed the doubts surrounding Djokovic’s hamstring injury, stating that it was laughable to suggest that the best player in the world needed to fake an injury to win against a weaker opponent.
During the interview with the press, Ivanisevic also touched upon a variety of other topics, including the reception Djokovic received during the Australian Open, the pressure and tension surrounding the injury, and the relief felt after Djokovic’s eventual victory.
Ivanisevic also discussed the upcoming clay court season, the possibility of Djokovic playing in Miami, and potential battles with Rafael Nadal. The Croatian coach dismissed the criticisms against Djokovic, stating that people can think what they want, but the world number one is always confident in his abilities and knows he will win regardless of the circumstances.