Djokovic changes ‘hands’

Without Serbia in the United Cup, Novak Djokovic will start playing the Adelaide ATP 250 from January 1the city where he is already training after last year he was arrested and deported from Australia for his refusal to vaccinate against COVID-19.

The Serbian faces the new season with major changes in your environment. According to the Serbian media sports club and was able to confirm AS, Ulises Badio will not continue in his team after not reaching an agreement. The Argentine physiotherapist and kinesiologist, who relied on holistic techniques, He was the Serb’s trusted man, who took care of him “24 hours a day”, watched over his rest and took care of Nole’s supplementation and nutrition. The ‘hands’ that tuned the Balkan. A decision that caught the Argentine by surprise. The Italian Claudio Zimaglia takes his place.

Badio joined ‘Team Djokovic’ in 2017, when the Serb was looking for solutions to his elbow problems. He was also fundamental in tournaments like the 2021 Australian Open, when he suffered an injury in the third round against Taylor Fritz and after countless hours of treatment he ended up winning the title.

Djokovic had publicly thanked Badio for his dedication on several occasions, who in an interview with AS recounted what his day-to-day was like: “It starts the day before a tournament or a match. I have to know how you are going to sleep, all the things you need, prepare your electrolyte drinks, what you should take that previous night, your diet… I have to have all this control and when game day arrives I ask him how he is. It’s a 24 hour job with him. I can’t spend four hours treating him and then go and see him before playing. I have to follow him at all times, even when he is sitting, to see what his posture is, or to find out how much water he drank or how much he ate, or if he spoke for a long time with a person on the phone, because any little detail can upset him in a moment. match”.

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