Physio reveals details of his work with Novak Djokovic

Physio Ulises Badio says he pretty much works with Novak Djokovic for 24 hours as he is committed to ensuring the Serb is always feeling mentally and physically well. Badio has been working with Djokovic since 2017 and the partnership has been a great success so far.

“The responsibility that exists on a tennis player like Novak Djokovic is 200%,” Badio said, per TennisBuzz. “When you treat an athlete like this, at such a high level, you can always be close to hurting him.

It was very important for me to have a lot of experience in my field of work and, in this case, to be a little more open to a more alternative philosophy. We work with him 24 hours a day. It is not enough to spend four hours with him, during his training, and see him before the game.

I follow him at all times, even when he is sitting down to see how he is, or how much water he has drank, or if someone has been talking to him on the phone for a long time: every little detail can influence him during the match.

When I joined the team I knew how to work and what my professional job was, but not what my role was within the team. However, Novak and I created a close bond and started to get to know each other, creating this important link”.

Djokovic is still one of the best prepared athletes

Djokovic, who recently turned 35 years old, is still considered as one of the best prepared athletes in the world. Djokovic has always been committed to training and diet and that has been paying off massively in his thirties as he is still a strong force in the game.

Now, Djokovic is currently at home, resting following his Wimbledon victory. Djokovic is hoping the United States changes their vaccine laws and he gets to compete at the US Open. The US Open starts on August 29 and it remains to be seen if Djokovic will get a chance to play at Flushing Meadows this year.

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