Novak Djokovic: My hamstring hurts when I do a certain action.

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As he hopes to complete the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic confesses there is one “particular movement” that causes pain in his left hamstring. Djokovic defeated Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday despite clearly feeling agony and discomfort, winning 7-6 (7) 6-3 6-4 to advance to the round of 16 at the Australian Open.

“Movement, specifically a certain movement, just sets off [pain]. I therefore hope that it won’t happen, but as it does with every game, I must learn to live with it. I made a call to the physio, who then administered the medications.

So far, it has been beneficial. Though not ideal, there is a way. Since this is a very competitive professional sport, you must find a means, “according to Eurosport.

On defeating Dimitrov, Djokovic

Although Djokovic was experiencing hamstring soreness, he was still able to complete the match in straight sets.

Djokovic noted that Dimitrov was a challenging opponent and that his hamstring felt “good and horrible” at different points during the match. “I believe that every game had an impact. But if I had to choose one, it would probably be the tie-breaker—a contest that was decided by a single point and was quite close.

My physical state was kind of up and down; sometimes I felt fantastic, other times I thought it didn’t look great and had to deal with it “Djokovic took stock. Djokovic failed to serve out the opening set in the tenth game after having missed three set points on Dimitrov’s serve in the ninth game.

The first set was close, but Djokovic eventually converted his fifth set point to win it. He had previously saved two set points in the 12th game and one more in the tie-break. Djokovic opened a two-set advantage in the second set by getting the opening break in the sixth game and holding service the rest of the way.

With a two-set lead, Djokovic dropped one serve but broke Dimitrov three times in the third set to finish with a victory in straight sets. The next opponent for Djokovic is Alex de Minaur.