Wimbledon 2022, Novak Djokovic is not obsessed with Covid

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“I don’t think about whether or not I can contract the virus.”

Already flying into the round of 16 after overwhelming fellow countryman Kecmanovic, to whom he gave up only seven games, Novak Djokovic continues his march toward a seventh title on Wimbledon grass. There is still a long way to go, of course, but the Serb seems to be in excellent form. The withdrawal due to Covid of Matteo Berrettini, and a few clashes between bigs that the draw has given (among all the challenge between Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, who will meet in the round of 16) leave the Belgrade champion with good feelings about the possibility of triumphing once again at the Championships.

Asked about the topic that has caused the most discussion in recent days-that is, the danger of a Covid outbreak among tennis players, and more generally the risk that the virus could cause more withdrawals-Djokovic flaunted calm. While cautioning about the need not to let his guard down.

“Here in London I divide my time mainly between tennis in the facility, here at Church Road, and my family, with whom I stay at home. I don’t get out much either. Although I visited the city a few times before the tournament started, but I’m not, so to speak, too worried about any situation. I’m just trying to stay healthy, focused and think only and exclusively about playing the tournament. I’m not thinking about whether or not I might contract the virus. Right now I’m not thinking about it. But, for sure, being cautious is something that becomes a necessity in relation to the good of everyone, particularly because we have been through and gone through some really hard and difficult times in the last two years,” said the Serb.

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