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Novak opens up on almost switching nations to join Murray for Great Britain



NOVAK DJOKOVIC nearly addressed Great Britain.

Novak Djokovic has drilled down into how he verged on changing countries to play for Great Britain close by Andy Murray when he was a young person. Talking subsequent to beating naturalized British resident Aljaz Bedene at the French Open, the glad Serb conceded his bliss that he chose to remain faithful to his nation of birth.

In any case, he added: “In the event that a player chooses to do that, obviously, the person in question ought to have that open door.”

The world No.1, presently 35, has brought home 20 Grand Slam singles championships and the Davis Cup for Serbia

Yet, back in 2006, Djokovic was targetted by the money-rich LTA to support British tennis when he was the most youthful player on the planet’s main 40.


Djokovic came to the consideration of the LTA when he beat Greg Rusedski in a Davis Cup tie in April 2006. Canadian-conceived Rusedski had chosen to address Great Britain – where his mom was conceived – and afterward, LTA CEO needed to sign the youthful Djokovic to play with Murray for a Davis Cup group then, at that point, positioned underneath Luxemburg

Be that as it may, he was obstructed from playing for the GB Davis Cup group due to another standard that kept players from addressing more than one country. Bedene played for Slovenia between 2010-12 and got back to play for the nation after his introduction to the world in 2018.

Gotten some information about the new, stricter ITF rules, Djokovic said: “I don’t actually have an unmistakable position on that, on the grounds that, on one hand, I like to see a player stay and play for his nation clearly, and yet I can’t pass judgment on someone able to move to another country, since there are various reasons and components that influence that.

“It’s not just monetary. It’s a family, a way of life, it’s God knows what. There are many, a wide range of reasons. So on the off chance that a player chooses to do that, obviously the individual in question ought to have that open door.

“So it’s difficult to get out whatever is correct, what’s going on. I was, myself, in this present circumstance when I was 14. There were a few discussions with Great Britain, however, I chose, alongside my folks, to remain in Serbia, and I’m blissful we, all in all, pursued that choice.

“However, there are numerous players and competitors all over the planet that are searching for better open doors and conditions, and I can’t judge that, totally. Everybody is exclusively attempting to make the most ideal life for them for their families, so I figure out it.”