Novak Djokovic seems to be ready for the Tel Aviv Open as he didn’t experience any wrist issues during Tuesday’s practice. Djokovic, 35, was out for two months before returning to action at the Laver Cup this past weekend.
In London, Djokovic appeared to be struggling with a wrist issue. Since then, Djokovic has arrived in Tel Aviv, where he is the top seed and set to play his first singles tournament since Wimbledon. “I practiced for almost two hours and everything was OK.
I feel good and I am happy that mini injury is behind me. Knock on wood, I hope it stays that way,” Djokovic said, per Sasa Ozmo.
Djokovic set to play singles, doubles in Tel Aviv
On Wednesday, Djokovic will be playing his first match at the Tel Aviv Open.
In their doubles opener, Djokovic and Israel’s Jonathan Erlich will be taking on Sander Arends and Bart Stevens. In 2010 at the Queen’s Club, Djokovic captured his first and lone doubles title. Now that Erlich is retiring, he asked Djokovic if he was willing to be his doubles partner in his final tournament.
Djokovic, who has only good memories with Erlich, accepted the invitation. “I know this is going to be your last tournament,” Djokovic said in a message to Erlich. “The best memory of my life in doubles was with you.
You gave me the pleasure of winning the only doubles title of my life in Queen’s. You’ve always been very friendly towards me and towards my team. Everybody loves you and everybody will miss you on the tour. I look forward to seeing you in Tel Aviv in your ‘last dance'”
Meanwhile, Djokovic has a first-round bye in the Tel Aviv singles event. In the Tel Aviv round-of-16, Djokovic plays the winner of the match between Thiago Monteiro and Pablo Andujar.