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Surgery is not necessary, all the surgeons I have spoken to have not recommended that course of action and I was also keen to avoid it. I now have to focus on healing my elbow as quickly as I can so I can get back to full training.feedback
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The latest quote from Novak Djokovic is: “I will definitely play in the first week of next season. I have enough time to recover as the first tournament of 2018 is six months away.”. It comes from the Djokovic to miss rest of the season with elbow injury article. You’ll find on this page 88 articles with Novak Djokovic quoted on topics such as Open and Denis. Novak Djokovic has been quoted 176 times in 88 articles.
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Jul 14 2017

It was nothing physical.feedback

Jul 12 2017

The intensity and the level of pain was not decreasing. It was only increasing as the days went by. Unfortunately, today was the worst day. It's unfortunate that I had to finish Wimbledon, a grand slam, this way. I mean, if someone feels bad about it, it's me. But, you know, I tried.feedback

Jul 12 2017

It's the elbow. Over a year and a half it's been bothering me. I probably spent about two and a half hours on the table today ... There's no way out if you don't feel fit. I'm going to talk to the specialist to find a long-term solution to solve it.feedback

Jul 12 2017

Yeah, I guess the break is something that I will have to consider now.feedback

Jul 12 2017

He's been around many years. He's an established top-10 player, big game, flat shots, which are pretty good for this surface obviously where the ball bounces quite low. He's someone that understands the occasion of playing big matches, big tournaments. He will not get overwhelmed by the stadium or whatever. He's been there so many years. He's got experience.feedback

Jul 12 2017

For me, it's important to start off well. I've played him many times. I know what I need to do. Hopefully I can execute that.feedback

Jul 11 2017

It's been something that I've been dragging back and forth for a while now. But I'm still managing to play, which is the most important thing.feedback

Jul 11 2017

We spoke with the referee, supervisors, trying to understand the thought process that they are having. I just think it was a wrong decision not to play us last night, because we could have played.feedback

Jul 11 2017

I just don't see any reason why not.feedback

Jul 11 2017

Referee's office was completely indecisive.feedback

Jul 11 2017

It's not easy definitely, they are trying their best, but I've played on better courts.feedback

Jul 11 2017

Today I must admit under the roof it was a bit more slippery... There is an uneven surface around it, no grass area basically around the baseline. It's quite uneven. The ball bounces there, it's a gamble to really get that ball, you know.feedback

Jul 09 2017

This is kind of an intimate conversation where you feel comfortable that you communicate wirelessly with your coach who is there. Of course, when it's within that time limit, respect towards the other player, the rhythm of the server. They've said that the TV audience possibly could hear what you were speaking with your player...[you] still have to be a bit careful. I think, if you have a coach, why not try to use him during the match itself. I mean, we're probably one of the only, maybe only global sport that doesn't use coaching during the play.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I'm glad to have them both. I think they contribute in their own way to my game. But most of all, there is great chemistry, great synergy, great understanding, respect for each other.feedback

Jul 08 2017

He's trying to do his job the best that he can. I am, too. Sometimes, in the heat of the moment, you exchange things. But I think we'll be fine.feedback

Jul 08 2017

That's two points in a row at the beginning of the match.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I thought I raised the level of tennis. Comparing to the first couple of matches and the last couple of weeks, I think this was the most focused I was on the court.feedback

Jul 08 2017

We've been through ups and downs, both of us … Boris knows me very well. So he's right when he says that the passion is back. I've been feeling better on the court the last couple of months - but especially on the grass court this season. Every match that I've played, I felt very comfortable. When you're playing well, you're feeling well and you're even more motivated, passionate to see how far it can take you.feedback

Jul 08 2017

The more you play on it, the worse it is, obviously. You don't have as much grass already now at the end of the first week. But I'm sure the groundsmen will try to do everything possible to make it playable for the athletes as much as they can in the second week. I'm sure they know what they're doing.feedback

Jul 08 2017

I haven't had that kind of experience before in Wimbledon, to be honest. The courts are always perfect here. Obviously, grass is a very demanding surface for maintenance. Weather conditions can affect the quality of the grass, I would assume.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Well, first of all, it makes me look old. But it is definitely very nice to hear that I inspired him, you know, with my tennis and what I have done. It's very flattering.feedback

Jul 06 2017

It's perfect. Exactly what I want. I don't want to have any five-set matches in there.feedback

Jul 06 2017

We all, in the heat of the moment, maybe say some things that are not appropriate maybe, by definition of someone or something. But it's understandable, in a way, why Head has reacted in this way. Because it's not the right message to send out there from one of the most talented players that has played the game in the last six, seven years, and someone that was a hero to – he is a hero to – many children, especially in Australia.feedback

Jul 06 2017

When you are winning, of course, your ego, your confidence is high. Why would you change anything? I know many times in the course of the last couple of years where I was just going against the signals of my body, where I was probably needing to maybe take a little break or rest or maybe skip a certain tournament. I wasn't doing that. It gave me results, fine, but the interest rate came, and the payment came a bit later, and it came two or three times as hard as maybe it would before that.feedback

Jul 06 2017

Especially if you walk out on the Centre Court, there is a responsibility. I'm sure they tried their best, but it is what it is.feedback

Jul 04 2017

It's really odd that Roger's result and my result more or less was the same. We had a little joke about it in the locker room, saying we should maybe play a practice set on the Centre Court, have the crowd stay. But they had another match.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - London

He (Ancic) said he was anyway coming to London. He would be happy to spend some time with Andre and myself during Wimbledon.feedback

Jul 02 2017

A lot of time spent on the practice courts, four quality matches. Just overall very happy with the way it went, and where my form is. Obviously I was not playing too many of the events in the week prior to the beginning of the Grand Slam in my career, but I decided to do so this time because I felt like I needed more matches in general, but especially on the grass. That is very unique surface that requires time for adaptation and adjustment, especially for the movement.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - World Happiness report

I used to base all my happiness on winning a tennis match. I think many athletes today are doing that. So I try not to do that any more. Of course, I would love to win every single tennis match I play in but I don't try to take that as a very essential, you know, moment in my life which determines my happiness.feedback

Jul 02 2017

It's been a while now that I have been trying to find my best game and kind of consistency with the performance level of tennis.feedback

Jul 01 2017

René Lacoste was a revolutionary in two senses: he changed the game of tennis and he changed fashion. That's why I was so curious about the brand and what we could work on.feedback

Jun 29 2017

I'm sure that this is a challenge that is not unknown to him. He has faced these kind of circumstances before where he hasn't maybe played as much, where he didn't have as good of results that he had over the years.feedback

Jun 29 2017

I enjoyed it, especially in the second set. The first set went my way and I played well. I felt good on the court and had some break point opportunities early in the second set.feedback

Jun 28 2017

I'm glad that I came here to Eastbourne. I have had a great couple of days of training with good players, different styles of game. I felt good on the court, considering it's the first match. I have played against an opponent that has a really good game for grass. It was a really, really solid win. I'm happy with it. The movement is very different from clay or hard court. You've got to be very soft, very gentle, but yet very reactive.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Well, I think the first thing I'm looking for is to experience that match play... Mentally, physically, tactically, every way you look at it.feedback

Jun 28 2017

He (Agassi) shares his thoughts. He obviously wants me to share what I feel and how I see things... and getting a sense of how we go about tennis, about life, and what are our perspectives and analysis of the match.feedback

Jun 26 2017

Andre has a very busy life. He has a big family, he lives on the west coast of America. He's got his foundation, his businesses, has many, many things in his life that are consuming a lot of time.feedback

Jun 26 2017

We don't have anything formal. We don't have anything signed. It's just as much as he can [do]. I embrace that, I accept that, and I'm grateful for it. For now, we're going with the flow.feedback

Jun 26 2017

When I heard it, I checked in with him right away.feedback

Jun 26 2017

It's a beautiful day. To be part of a new event, I don't get to experience that too often. We have more or less the same schedule each year over and over again, so it's great to be in Eastbourne for the first time. It's a small town, but being part of the combined event, there's a lot of people coming out to watch and support the players. You can feel the appreciation for the tennis that they have here. They love this event, and so for me it's obviously a pleasure to be here.feedback

Jun 13 2017

I'm thinking about many things… it's not an easy decision to make, but I will see how I feel after Roland Garros and then decide what to do.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I was doing a lot of very basic drills, a lot of patterns of play and just literally repeating those. Pretty boring. It's not much fun. But, when I'm getting into longer rallies now, I feel like I'm on autopilot.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It's not something that comes out in the first week. We have spent seven days together. We just got to know each other.feedback

Jun 07 2017

Obviously he didn't want to give me too much information when the tournament started. We will see where it takes us.feedback

Jun 07 2017

All the top players have been through it. So I guess you've got to go through it, learn your lessons and figure out the way. It's a big challenge, but I'm up for it. Don't put Andre in the midst of this. This final set, of course, that's all me. As I have mentioned before several times when you guys ask me about his influence and impact on my game, it's gonna take time.feedback

Jun 07 2017

For me, it's a whole new situation that I'm facing, especially in the last seven, eight months, not winning any tournament, which hasn't happened in many years.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I'm feeling like I'm missing consistency. I play a great match or two in a row, and then I play a completely opposite match. That's what happened today.feedback

Jun 07 2017

The win here last year has brought a lot of different emotions. Obviously, it was a thrill and complete fulfillment, I guess. I have lived on that wave of excitement, I guess, til the U.S. Open or so. And at the U.S. Open, I just was emotionally very flat and found myself in a situation that I hadn't faced before in (my) professional tennis career.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It's hard to comment (on) the third set. Obviously, nothing was going my way and everything his way. Just pretty bad set.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It's obviously tough to get out of it and figure out the way how to move ahead. At least I'm trying. I know that I have achieved the biggest heights in this sport, and that memory and that experience gives me enough reason to believe that I can do it again.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It's a fact that I'm not playing close to my best, and I know that. For me, it's a whole new situation that I'm facing.feedback

Jun 07 2017

It was not there for me today.feedback

Jun 04 2017 - London

I mean, if we live in fear, you know, that's not life. I also believe that you kind of attract, you know, certain things that when you are, you know, living under stress and fear of everything.feedback

Jun 04 2017

He was the better player for the first three sets. The fourth and fifth went the way I had hoped the whole match would go. I was mentally strong and as calm as I could and I kept believing I could break his resistance. But too many unforced errors from my side.feedback

Jun 02 2017

I expected a difficult game with a lot of baseline exchanges so congratulations for a big battle to Diego because he played really well.feedback

Jun 02 2017

What attitude? What attitude?feedback

Jun 02 2017

You get that sense from him that he knows exactly what he's talking about. One of his virtues is the ability to actually simplify and make it very clear. He is very bright, very genuine. Very good soul, good heart, cares about the game, cares about others and always tries to be kind to others.feedback

Jun 02 2017

What's wrong with you? What did I say? Did I hit the ball towards you?feedback

Jun 02 2017

What's wrong with you? What did I say? What did I say? What did I say? Why did you give me warning? What, do you understand Serbian? Did I hit the ball in your direction? Did I hit it? Why did you give me a warning?feedback

Jun 02 2017

I'm not going to get into that but everything he said is completely true, so it's completely his decision. I hope that's going to stay for a long time that we can create something that is going to go long term. We don't have anything set in stone. We had a great chat after the match. He's going to try his best to be in the biggest tournaments with me as much as his family time allows and all the commitments that he has.feedback

Jun 02 2017

He was not supposed to be here today, because we finished yesterday with our in-person collaboration here in Paris. He had many different things that he was supposed to do. He's doing that. He managed to reschedule certain things and show up today, which was not planned. I appreciate that.feedback

May 31 2017

I'm sorry for my French, my teacher is on holiday. I felt better than in the first round, that's exactly what I wanted.feedback

May 29 2017

I mean, it's hard to say whether there is significant difference on the court, because it's only a few days that we are together. So it's going to take a little bit of time. ... I'm patient and, for us, this is a great way to start off our collaboration and friendship and get to know each other and then see where it takes us. I had to work harder.feedback

May 29 2017

You're developed to kind of flip the next page very quickly. Whether or not you win or lose in a big tournament, there is another big one coming up in a matter of weeks' time or even less. So for me, it was really strange to get to feel what I felt the end of last season, because I always, even when I would face that before in my career, I felt that I would overcome it very quickly.feedback

May 29 2017

Well, he's going to stay ... I hope, til the end of this week. Then he has to leave, because he has some scheduled ... things that he cannot reschedule. So that's all.feedback

May 29 2017

Last year, I won here for the first time, it was really a special moment for me on the court, an important moment of my career, I'll never forget this feeling.feedback

May 29 2017

It was really difficult physically, but I found my best level on important points.feedback

May 29 2017

He likes to talk about things that are very deep inside the human being.feedback

May 26 2017

Rafa, next to Roger (Federer), has been the best player this year in terms of results. Their level of tennis is quite fantastic. Rafa is playing on his favorite surface and playing with confidence, much better than last year. I definitely see him as probably the number one favorite for this title.feedback

May 26 2017

It's an amazing feeling to be back and to look at this trophy. It brings back memories from last year. Winning here was one of the most special feelings on the court, one of the highlights of my career.feedback

May 21 2017

Andre is someone who I have tremendous respect for. ... He's someone who can contribute to my life on and off the court. We'll see where it takes us. ... He will not stay whole tournament.feedback

May 19 2017

Some top players come out and play their best when it's most needed, which is grand slams. I wouldn't be surprised to see Wawrinka or Murray playing at a really high level in Paris, because I guess they are aiming to do that. And it's best of five and played every second day, which allows you to have more time to rest and recover, whereas in these tournaments...you play day after day after day, and it's very intense for the body and for the mind and so forth.feedback

May 18 2017

Of course he's aware he has much better chance to win big trophies on quicker surfaces. Grass obviously is where he feels the most comfortable. I'm not too surprised with this (French Open) decision. I mean, he had a lot of matches played at the beginning of the year, and he did amazingly well.feedback

May 15 2017

If I don't want to win every match I play, win Grand Slams and be No. 1 in the world, then I wouldn't be playing tennis professionally.feedback

May 15 2017

If I could describe my tennis in one word, I feel like I'm in transition. My game just hasn't been there. I'm happy I reached the semi-finals in Madrid, which has been my best result this year. It shows me I'm on the right path.feedback

May 15 2017

It's of course because I want to win... but what people didn't comprehend is that I needed to dig deep inside of me to find the new inspiration and motivation to get the new beginning and a new chapter.feedback

May 15 2017 - Qatar

I felt that the start of the season went really well for me this year, winning in Doha. I unfortunately lost in Australia, but mentally I felt better and better as time went by.feedback

May 12 2017

To see one of the football greats coming to the tennis world and trying to support it personally, but also in some structural business way, can only bring positives to our sport.feedback

May 12 2017

The schedule is quite complicated, but I'm really glad that there are people like Gerard that are willing to invest the time and energy to make this game better, so hopefully it's going to come to life.feedback

May 12 2017

To see one of the football greats coming to the tennis world and trying to support it personally, but also in some structural business way, can only bring positives to our sport. We did talk several times. The tennis world is complex if I can say, because there are many different governing bodies and many different associations that have the control over certain aspects of the game or tournaments.feedback

May 11 2017

Regarding my team, obviously they are more than a team, they're friends, they're family, they're people that have been with me for a long time, especially my brother. They are there to give me any kind of energy that I need in the certain moments when I'm in transition, in a way, of kind of being without a tennis coach.feedback

May 11 2017

There are days when it goes well, like today, that I'm very happy about because I don't get to spend too much time at the net. He likes to keep the brother role more than tennis coach. There are not too many of those kinds of champions in the history of the sport.feedback

May 10 2017

I'm still finding my way to that consistency level and quality of tennis that I'm looking for. I'm aware that I'm not playing at my best, but I'm definitely believing in myself and the process. Eventually the game will come together. I can take a lot of positives from today.feedback

May 05 2017

I feel like this is a new chapter in my life. My career was always on the upward path and this time I'm experiencing how it is when the path takes you in a different direction. I want to find a way to come back to the top stronger and more resilient.feedback

May 05 2017

It was not an easy decision, but we all felt that we need a change. I want to continue raising the level of my game and stamina and this is a continuous process. I enjoy this journey, it feels like I am starting something new again.feedback

May 05 2017

I will be on the tour alone for a while with the support of my family and management.feedback

May 05 2017

I want to continue raising the level of my game and stamina and this is a continuous process. I enjoy this journey, it feels like I am starting something new again and I love this challenge. I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again.feedback

May 05 2017

I have so much faith in this process and that's why I will take time to find the right person who I can connect with professionally. I have been on the tour long enough to know how to manage daily routines and I don't want to rush my decision. I will be on the tour alone for a while with support of my family and management. I will inform the public when I find the right person, but for now I thank you for your support and understanding.feedback

Apr 18 2017

It was a very difficult match, with many changes of momentum. It was very tiring for me, the first clay of the season. But this is the start of the Roland Garros build-up.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I've lost my best game in the last few months, it was hard for me to accept it after being on top for the last six years. Today shows that I can get back to winning ways.feedback

Apr 05 2017

I personally always draw very positive energy from these weeks. These weeks always bring the best out of me.feedback

Apr 04 2017

Of course I wanted to be on the court and defend my title but it just didn't happen this time. At the same time, it was also rather refreshing to get some rest and sit out Miami at home with my wife and son. It was quality family time which I don't get enough of and it made me very happy. A hardcourt tie is not an ideal preparation for the clay court season but given that I was away for a few weeks after a patchy start to the season, I need as many matches as possible to get back into my stride irrespective of the surface.feedback

Apr 04 2017

The Davis Cup is a very special event as it generates the kind of home crowd atmosphere you don't see on the ATP Tour, so I am really looking forward to performing in front of our fans. I always draw very positive energy from the Davis Cup as it invariably brings out the best in me.feedback

Apr 04 2017

What Federer has accomplished this year is admirable and it shows that one can play at the top level even at his age. He's had his ups and downs in the last three or four years but came back swinging and revitalized after a six-month layoff last year.feedback

Mar 30 2017

I was inspired by the unmatched level of service, exclusive park access, in-house botanist and panoramic views of both land and sea. I simply love the design of the building. It will be my new retreat.feedback

Mar 28 2017

I saw the replay. Unfortunately a ball boy was in the middle of it and I really, really feel sorry and regret that he was there. There was absolutely no intention whatsoever to hurt him or scare him in any kind of way. I sincerely hope he forgives me. I really apologise.feedback

Mar 19 2017

My doctor has strongly advised against play because my elbow injury, that I keep carrying on for months, got worse in the past week. I will do everything in my power to recover and do all the necessary therapy to be able to return on court as soon as possible. Sadly, I won't be able to defend my title in Miami this week.feedback

Mar 19 2017

No wonder they say that in sport the biggest and most painful defeats come from injuries, and not from opponents.feedback

Mar 19 2017

I am lucky that throughout my career I didn't have many injuries, but I guess that all that I've been through physically in the past so many years did leave a mark on my body.feedback

Mar 16 2017

It's just another match for me I have to get ready for tomorrow. I am serving really well, that is creating chances for me to put pressure on their service games. My mentality is improving and I am trying really hard to fight for every point and just compete.feedback

Mar 14 2017

More satisfied customers following the BNPPO17 ATP World Tour.feedback

Jan 19 2017

I'm not used to losing in the Australian Open second round. I've always played so well. Throughout last 10 years, I've won six titles here. This court has been so nice to me. I enjoyed it very much.feedback

Jan 19 2017

I was believing and hoping I could do it, but it wasn't that day. That's all I can say. Not much to add.feedback

Jan 19 2017

(I'm going to) take my bags and go home.feedback

Jan 19 2017

In the first couple games of the fourth set, that's where it turned around. That's where I had to use my chances, step it up. I didn't. He started playing better from that point on. He just started swinging through and getting more confidence. Then it was really a gamble.feedback

Jan 19 2017

Obviously, I was not pleased with my performance overall, but I have to congratulate my opponent. Whenever he needed – he came up with a big serve, big play.feedback

Jan 19 2017

I'm not used to losing Australian Open second round. I've done so well here.feedback

Jan 19 2017

All the credit to Denis for playing amazing. He deserves to win. He was the better player in the clutch moments.feedback

Jan 17 2017

From one perspective it was good that I got to have the very tough first-round match, because it made me prepare better and kind of approach the tournament with the right intensity, right from the first point.feedback

Jan 17 2017 - Qatar

I'm very pleased with the first round, considering I had one of the toughest first-round draws, definitely considering his form. He's a quality player. He's a big match, big-time player.feedback

Jan 17 2017

I knew that winning the second set would be crucial because I definitely didn't want to give him wings.feedback

Jan 16 2017

He has won against most of the top players. He's not overwhelmed by the occasion. I hope I will not get to the stage where I have to defend match points.feedback

Jan 14 2017

I never had an invincibility, although I thank you for the compliment.feedback

Jan 14 2017

I couldn't ask for a better start of the season. I still haven't had any nightmares, so I can't call it a nightmare draw. I just see it as a huge challenge. I hope I'll be able to deliver.feedback

Jan 14 2017

I really would like to take one tournament at a time and try to win as many matches as possible. Then, as I said, as a consequence to that, if I become number one, I'll be thrilled.feedback

Jan 13 2017

Everyone else is here, not to defend, but to chase a title, try to win it. And I put myself in that position.feedback

Nov 17 2016

I accept that I'm one of the players that takes the most time.feedback

Nov 17 2016

As a player all you can wish for is that everything is in your hands.feedback

Nov 13 2016

It was just a nasty cut that I had when I didn't manage to return the serve, the first serve. Just kind of caught the surface, then I cut myself. It was bleeding. I just wanted to stop the bleeding.feedback

Nov 11 2016

Looking at his qualities and commitment to the sport there is a good chance he can play at this level for a long time.feedback

Nov 11 2016 - London

I'm here in London to crown this year with the best possible result.feedback

Nov 05 2016

He's definitely a player who deserves that. Undoubtedly, much respect for what he has done. We have known each other since very, very early days. We were, I think, 11 years old when we first played against each other. And to see how he has raised his level in the last 12 months is quite extraordinary.feedback

Oct 14 2016

You're trying to reach that balance between being concentrated but at the same time being kind of calm and relaxed and enjoying the moment. I was always trying to keep that optimal state of mind. Instead of the occasional tantrum that I used to have, I (switched) that vibration and transformed it in a tune.feedback

Aug 27 2016

I'm doing everything in my power ... to make sure that I'm as close to 100 percent as possible. He hurt his wrist in Rio a few days before the start of the Olympic tournament, where he lost in the first round.feedback

Aug 26 2016

It was some other things that I was going through privately.feedback

Aug 07 2016

In decisive moments, he just came up with some extraordinary tennis.feedback

Jun 05 2016

It's a very special moment, the biggest of my career.feedback

Apr 19 2016

I dedicate this award to two people who have inspired me not only tonight but throughout their lives and careers in so many different ways and I want to thank them for the legacy, I want to thank them for their wisdom and for blessing us with their wonderful words which we are all going to follow – at least I am, Mr Niki Lauda and Mr Johan Cruyff. Thank you so much.feedback

Sep 14 2015

It's been an incredible season. Next to 2011, probably the best season of my life. But I'm enjoying this year more than any previous one because I'm a husband and I'm a father and that makes it even more sweeter.feedback

Dec 18 2013

Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way.feedback

Dec 18 2013

I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Boris. He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the grand slams and other tournaments.feedback

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