After missing out on a series of tournaments in 2022, Novak Djokovic is looking to return to the tennis court at the Monte Carlo Masters. Djokovic’s brother Djordje revealed that the Serbian plans to play two Grand Slam tournaments this year. He is also focused on being a part of at least two Masters 1000 tournaments in 2022.
Djokovic had a rough start to the year when he missed the Australian Open. Unfortunately, the Serbian tennis giant was deported from Australia. Rafael Nadal took the opportunity to claim his 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne. Novak missed out on the Masters 1000 tournaments in the US due to his vaccination status. He could not participate in the Indian Wells and Miami Masters. The travel restrictions for unvaccinated players in various countries have cost Djokovic a lot of games.
Luckily, Daniil Medvedev’s exit in the Indian Wells quarter-finals allowed Djokovic to reclaim the first spot on the ATP rankings. However, if the Russian wins at the Miami Masters quarter finale, he will take back the top spot from Novak.
Djokovic’s Brother Shares Novak’s Upcoming Schedule:
After playing only three games in 2022, Novak would be looking to catch up by participating in the Monte Carlo Masters and the Serbian Open. Djordje Djokovic said to Serbian media outlet Alo that Novak would participate in Belgrade and Monte Carlo. He will see these tournaments as preparation before the Rolland Gallos and Wimbledon.
Novak’s brother admitted that it would be tough for Djokovic to be back on the court. He has not played many games or tournaments this season. However, with Nadal’s recent injury, experts believe that Novak would be the favorite to defend his Rolland Gallos title. Hence, it is confirmed that Novak Djokovic will make a comeback at the Monte Carlo Masters, followed by the Madrid and Italian Open.