ADELAIDE: Novak Djokovic says he worked with his physiotherapist all night to resolve a hamstring problem before the Serb beat Sebastian Korda in the Adelaide International 1 final Sunday before that of this month australian open.
Djokovic underwent treatment on his left leg in Saturday’s semi-final win over Daniil Medvedev after hyper-extending his left hamstring while stretching to land a forehand.
But the 35-year-old moved freely around the court in Sunday’s final before digging deep to save a match point and seal a 6-7(8) 7-6(3) 6-4 victory.
“I woke up well. I went deep into the night last night with the work done with the physio,” Djokovic told reporters. “Also talk to the tournament doctors etc.
“There was a lot of attention in the game today about the hamstrings. Everything was fine.
“A few times in the game I felt my muscles tightening, but nothing worried me about my performance.”
At the Australian Open from January 16-29, Djokovic will look for a record 10th title to match Rafael Nadal with 22 Grand Slam crowns.
“I couldn’t ask for better preparation and preparation for the Australian Open,” Djokovic said.
“I’m looking forward to Melbourne. Rod Laver is probably my most – not probably, it’s definitely my most successful ground of my career. I love playing there. I can’t wait to be there.
“I now have a week off to recover and work on specific things in terms of the game, my body, getting my mind in the right state for the best of five and two long weeks hopefully.”


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