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Novak Djokovic ‘very pleased with how he handled himself’ after returning to winning ways in Rome

Novak Djokovic ‘very pleased with how he handled himself’ after returning to winning ways in Rome

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Novak Djokovic has revealed that it was important for him to get back to playing after he opened his Rome Masters campaign with a win.

Djokovic was disqualified from US Open 2020 for accidentally hitting the official in the throat with a spare ball. The Serbian returned to playing and celebrated a win against Italian Salvatore Caruso.

“I was actually looking forward to (playing again) as soon as possible after what happened in New York,” Novak Djokovic said after his 6-3, 6-2 win.

“Because I feel like the sentiment on the court needs to be positive, and I need to kind of remove anything that can possibly cause any kind of issues to me — if there is something.

“It was a hot day against Caruso who already played three matches here, a clay court specialist. It was a very good test for me.

“I’m very pleased with the way I handled myself in important moments.”

source – tennishead.net

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