Novak Djokovic gears up for 2024 season launch at United Cup ahead of pursuing 11th Australian Open crown

Novak Djokovic’s 2023 season has been amazing so far. The Serbian has won all tournaments he has competed in except the Wimbledon championship. Djokovic kicked off the season by winning the Adelaide ATP 250, then the Australian Open, Roland Garros, the Cincinnati Open, and the US Open.

The world No. 1 is willing to get better next year, as he announced that he will begin the 2024 season competing in the United Cup with Team Serbia. The tournament will set the pace for what is likely to be the tennis star’s 11th Australian Open title next season.

Djokovic sets sight on Australian Open history

The defending Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic will commence the 2024 season at the second edition of the United Cup, taking place in Perth and Sydney. Djokovic will lead Team Serbia at the tournament, helping his country clinch the title and making preparations ahead of the first Grand Slam of the calendar year 2024 in Australia.

Djokovic, who has been in outstanding form this season, will chase for his 11th Australian Open crown in January. Triumphing in three Grand Slam competitions in 2023, the Serbian is hoping for all next year. In November, Novak Djokovic will lead Serbia to the Davis Cup Finals, which he is willing to do for the second time for his country.

Novak Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic is set to secure his eight-year-end No. 1 finish ahead of Carlos Alcarez and Daniil Medvedev in the ATP race. The tennis star has been a player of the season, winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros before losing to Carlos Alcaraz in an epic five-set in the Wimbledon final. In September, Djokovic lifted his fourth US Open title after beating Daniil Medvedev in the final, making it the 24th major title of his career.

The Serbian star has been no. 1 in 400 weeks, the highest by any tennis player. Djokovic has also saved a match point twice, first against Sebastian Korda in the Adelaide ATP 250 and against Carlos Alcaraz at the Cincinnati Open in August. He has featured in two ATP tournaments, the Davis Cup and the four Grand Slams this season, and has won three Grand Slams and the two ATP tournaments, as the Davis Cup is still ongoing.

Novak Djokovic entered the 2023 season as the second favorite behind Carlos Alcaraz but all that changed after the Australian Open triumph. Djokovic then became the favorite at the US Open and proved himself on the court. The Serb rallied back from two sets to beat fellow compatriot Laslo Djere in the early stages of the US Open before beating other rivals in straight sets, adding 2000 ATP points to his tally and overtaking Carlos Alcaraz to regain the No. 1 spot.

Djokovic will compete in Paris, Turin, and Malaga starting next month, hoping to claim the Davis Cup crown and finish the year at the top.

Sydney will welcome Novak Djokovic for United Cup showdown

Novak Djokovic is the latest confirmed player to participate in the 2024 United Cup. The United Cup organizers had previously confirmed some of the biggest names in tennis, such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Iga Swiatek, Jessica Pegula, and Naomi Osaka.

Djokovic will be making his debut at the 2024 edition of the tournament, which will be played in Perth and Sydney. The Serbian has opted out of the 2024 Adelaide International as both the ATP 250 and United Cup dates clash. Djokovic will lead Serbia, as she will be one of 18 countries taking part in the annual team event next year, with the United States the current champions after they defeated Italy 4-0 in the final.

Will Novak Djokovic be able to finish 2023 at the top? Make sure to let us know in the comments section.

Victor Okechukwu

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