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Novak Djokovic Reveals How Physically and Mentally “Frustrating” To Play On Clay Court

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Novak Djokovic, the ATP world number one player shared his feelings on playing in the clay court. Calling it “Frustrating”, the Serbian maestro talked about how hard it is to play in the clay court.

Novak returned at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters and will take part after having a decent time off the sport. The recently concluded Australian Open Champion took some time off to spend times with his family.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup (Australian Open) (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

Now that Djokovic is all set to return to the court, the 18-times Grand Slam winner talked about the nature of clay courts. The clay court, as spoken by the Serb himself needs way more concentration, dedication and hardwork than any other pitch.

The 33-year-old while answering to a fan’s question regarding the difference between hard courts and clay courts conveyed, “I will use this term grind Mentally and physically more than any other surface [regarding Clay court]

“I would say because it’s just um it can be very frustrating at times because sometimes you just feel like you maybe you can’t make a winner you can’t make an easy point with your serve like you usually do on the other surfaces it definitely requires a tactical and technical positioning of the court that has to vary all the time”

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The Clay court requires more adjustments, feels Novak Djokovic

In an interview with Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, the Serbian superstar further asserted, “I think Clay requires a lot of adjustments and the ball bounce is irregular and it’s quite unpredictable at times. Umm if if the if the courts are not in a perfect state which is normal that you know if you have rain and wind and different conditions that can affect the condition of the court then obviously umm mentally you just have to stay out there.”

The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters is an ATP tour masters 1000 event that takes place in Monaco. Having got cancelled last year due to Coronavirus, the tournament is back again this year and usually played in outdoor clay courts.

Novak to face 19-year-old Italian teenage sensation Jannik Sinner in his tournament opening. The winner of the match will be through to the round of 16. Novak being the top seed and firm favourite to win this tournament, all eyes will be on him this time around.

 

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