Three weeks after the disqualification for the ball’s throat kick to the referee at the U.S. Open, the first racket of the world Novak Djokovic will resume the fight for the Grand Slam Tournament title.
Today he plays with Swede Mikael Ymer in the first round of the French Open tennis championship.
“I had to accept my disqualification and move on. Of course, it was a shock for me and many viewers,” Djokovic told reporters.
Six-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe said Djokovic showed strength of character by reacting very restrainedly to his defeat in New York City and believes the 33-year-old’s goal was to outperform Grand Slam records of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Today’s opponent of Djokovic, Ymer , who took 80th place in the standings, will meet for the first time on the court with the world’s first racket.