Novak Djokovic calculates on his return to the big tennis stage with light start-up difficulties. “I know that at the beginning of this week I will probably not be in full form. It will take some time and some games until I really come in the rhythm and reach my competition level I really need,” said world ranking first before his first Application since the end of February.

The 34-year-old gave the most important tournaments this year due to its vaccine skills: the Australian Open and the Masters in Indian Wells, he completed three matches. At Master in Monte Carlo, he meets the Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina after a freil in the second round on Tuesday afternoon.

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He had been “yearning” on the moment of his return, Djokovic said. Monte Carlo, where the native Belgrader lives and trains, be “the best place where I can start”. For a long time for the warm games Djokovic remains not, in the quarter-finals, a duel could be nearly the 18-year-old Shooting Star Carlos Alcaraz. The Spaniard had recently sensationally won the Masters in Miami.