Novak Djokovic visited ASICS 5th Ave flagship store in New York on Wednesday.
Novak, while talking to the media, reflected on his recovery process and why winning Wimbledon and Cincinnati is special to him.
“I think one of the biggest things I’ve learned about myself is how impatient I was,” the 13-time Grand Slam winner told reporters on Wednesday. “That was probably one of the hardest ways for me to learn to be patient.
“I’ve never faced any major injury in my career – (for) which I was very fortunate,” Djokovic added. “But I guess even with the care that I had the body took a lot of beating and eventually I had to address the elbow injury more seriously.”
“The Wimbledon win and the Cincinnati win now are much sweeter, more special because of the journey.”
Speaking about his serve, Novak says ‘it’s still a work in progress’
“It’s still a work in progress with the serve, to be honest. I’m aware that I can’t serve as the guys who are 6’10” obviously can. I’m not looking for that speed – I’m looking more for precision and accuracy.”
The last grand slam of the year – the US Open Tennis Championships – begins from Monday, August 27.
Novak says he is really looking forward to coming back at the Flushing Meadows after missing out the tournament last year because of his elbow injury.
“This is a place where I have always played well, where I’ve had plenty of success. I’ve played seven finals, I think, and won the title twice. I haven’t played here last year – that was the first grand slam I missed ever since I started playing professional tennis. So I was really sad that couldn’t play last year. But here I am, you know, one year forward and feeling very good about myself on the court and really looking forward to hit the courts,” Djokovic said.