Hectic few hours post Australian Open win as Djokovic faced doping control at 3am

Monday, 30 January 2023 at 15:00
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Novak Djokovic faced a hectic few hours following his Australian Open as he had to go through media obligations as well as a doping test scheduled in the middle of the night.
Doping in tennis as in every other sport is a serious thing and Djokovic's post-Australian Open schedule proved just that. He was subjected to a doping test in the middle of the night in order to check the validity of his Australian Open win. He's never failed a doping test and won't fail this one either but it left very little time to celebrate.
Speaking to Serbian media the following morning Djokovic confirmed the hectic schedule opting to keep celebrations reserved for when he comes back to Europe. He'll also undergo some testing in the next few days to determine the shape of his leg as he continues to plot his schedule moving forward.
As of now, he's supposed to play in the Gulf at the end of February but he's also unsure whether he'll truly do that. Either way he was glad to finish the stay in Australia with the trophy:
"But a huge relief after the match, ending a tournament and a whole journey here to Australia with a grand slam win is always incredibly satisfying. I didn't have the chance yet to celebrate as much as I would like to. I guess that's going to come in Europe."

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