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Not without difficulty, Novak Djokovic won in the third round of the Australian Open against Grigor Dimitrov (7-6, 6-3, 6-4). The Serb “keeps hope” for the future despite his pain in the left thigh.
Novak Djokovic again suffered a lot at times in his left thigh before beating Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday in the third round of the Australian Open, where he admits having “survivedthese last two rounds.
Injured before the start of the tournament, the 35-year-old Serb explained that he refused to forfeit before the Australian Major where he hopes to equal the record of 22 Grand Slam titles held by Rafael Nadal, for “see how it would go on the court».
«The first game (against Roberto Carballes) went well. In the second (against Enzo Couacaud), I suffered a lot. There were several moments when it was really bad. Same today (against Dimitrov). But I survived and passed“, he commented on Saturday, still without going into the details of this injury.
«I will take the matches one after the other. I don’t know what awaits me but I keep hope and faith for the best“, he concluded. He will face Australian Alex De Minaur (24th) on Monday for a place in the quarter-finals.
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