The world number 1 will enter the competition this Saturday against the Australian Aleksandar Vukic (69th ATP). He spoke at a press conference about his return to Indian Wells, but also about the Australian Open and the 2028 Olympics.

Absent from the Indian Wells Master 1000 for 4 years due to his refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19, ‘Nole Djokovic’ has not participated in the tournament since 2019. “I am happy to come back after five years, time passes so quickly. I hope to have a good tournament. I have a clear idea of ​​the tournaments that I will particularly target this year, the Grand Slams and the Olympic Games obviously (in Paris, from July 26 to August 11). It’s a slightly different approach for my last seasons. I am more selective, I listen to my body, my team. he declared on his return, and about his ambitions for this year 2024, he who failed in the semi-finals of the Australian Open against Sinner.

However, it is his favorite tournament, which he has won 9 times. “I often started my seasons with this trophy, which gave me a good dose of confidence for the rest of the year (…) I had an exceptional season last year (three Grand Slam successes , record of 24 victories in total at major tournaments), I broke records, marked the history of sport, it took a lot of energy. I feel like I haven’t had time to rest and have a good preparation period as usual. This is how. I didn’t play my best tennis in Australia unlike Sinner, who was a much better tennis player for a deserved victory.

Finally, the Serbian spoke about his presence at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028: “Everything is possible, but I don’t know yet. We’ll see. LA-2028 is still a long way off, but it’s a thought that makes me want to. I will see year after year if I remain sufficiently motivated, invested as I have been all my life, it becomes more and more difficult. I still love sport, fighting at the highest level, I’m still world No.1. For now I want to continue, to try again to write history, to see how far I am capable of going.

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