Djokovic is expected to play again in the midst of the ATP Tour uncertainty

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Changed 30 April 2020, 06:28 IST

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Novak Djokovic after winning Round One in Dubai

Novak Djokovic, one of the world’s top novices, is hoping that the ATP tour will resume soon after he struggled emotionally during the coronavirus epidemic.

The ATP tour has been postponed until at least July 13 due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has killed more than 228,000 people worldwide.

Wimbledon will not advance for the first time since World War II, with Djokovic not appearing on the court after winning the fifth Dubai Tennis Championship title in February.

“Officially it’s July 13, but they’ve already canceled the Canadian WTA Tournament. [Rogers Cup]”But not the man,” the 1-time Grand Slam champion told Sky Sport Italia.

“We have to see what the situation is like in the United States, because that’s where we’re going to be in August. If it gets less risky, we can start again.”

“There is also the option of canceling all American tournaments and starting with the ground in the fall, probably going to Rome in a couple of months. I hope we can start playing again.”

Djokovic, who broke the eighth Australian Open crown record in February, added: “It’s important for our tennis players to be clear on the schedule. Officially it’s July 13, many said we’ll probably start again on that date.

“It’s important for me to be routine, I can’t wait for a date. I train in the gym every day, I run home, I play with the kids and it’s a fight too.

“At first I was a bit blank mentally and confused, I lacked clarity. I talked to my team, I tried to train every day even though I didn’t follow my preparation for the letter.”