Djokovic: Challenging schedule for Davis Cup semifinal

by: Matt Cronin July 27, 2013

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In an interview with Politika.rs, Novak Djokovic says that he is planning to play Serbia’s Davis Cup semifinal at home against Canada in September, but that it will be very difficult because the tie begins days after the U.S. Open final.

“I expect that it will be very hard, because the U.S. Open final is on Monday this year, and the first match of Davis Cup is on Friday. I hope to play the final in New York, and the day after there is a charity dinner for my foundation [in New York]," Djokovic said. "So I will come to Belgrade on Thursday, the day before the first match. Unfortunately, I will not have time to rest, adapt to the conditions, a different time zone, and a different climate. But when I come to Belgrade Arena, and feel the energy of the fans and the tremendous support, I immediately forget the fatigue.”

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