Two thousand twenty-four promises to be an exhilarating year for tennis fans worldwide, especially with the eagerly anticipated. Novak Djokovic Tours in 2024. Djokovic, a name synonymous with excellence in tennis, will embark on a series of global tournaments showcasing his extraordinary talent and indomitable spirit. In this detailed analysis. we dive into his tour schedule, examine the potential challenges and opportunities, and offer predictions for his performance in the upcoming season.
Australian Open – January 14-28
Novak Djokovic will be gunning for a record-extending 11th Australian Open title and a 25th Grand Slam in total at the 2024 edition of the hard-court major.
The Serbian will be the top seed at the season-opening Grand Slam.
Dubai Tennis Championships – February 26- March 3
The tennis great traditionally takes an extended break after the Australian Open and then returns to action in the Middle East with the Dubai Tennis Championships his preferred event.
Djokovic is a five-time winner in Dubai, but his last title came in 2020. last year, he reached the semi-final, and in 2021, he exited in the quarter-final stage.
Indian Wells Open – March 4-17
Djokovic has not competed at the Sunshine Double – as the Indian Wells Open and Miami Open are dubbed – since pre-Covid with his last appearance in 2019.
He will look to make up for lost time at the 2024 Indian Wells Open as he searches for a sixth title in California.
Miami Open – March 18-31
Djokovic is a six-time winner in Miami, but his last title came in 2016 when he also won the Indian Wells Open.
Monte Carlo Masters – April 8-14
The Monte Carlo Masters usually marks the start of Novak Djokovic’s clay-court season, and he is unlikely to change that routine in 2024.
He is a two-time champion in the Principality but has yet to surpass the third round in the last three editions.
Barcelona Open – April 15-21
Last year, Djokovic competed in the Srpska Open, and the previous year, he took part in the Serbia Open, but neither tournament is in 2024.
The Serbian last played at the Barcelona Open in 2018, so he could skip the week or even play at the ATP 250 Bavarian International Tennis in Munich.
Madrid Open – April 22-May 5
Three-time Madrid Open winner Djokovic didn’t play in the Spanish capital last year due to injury, but the tournament is a key event ahead of Roland Garros.
Italian Open – May 6-13
Djokovic has been an ever-present participant at the main draw of the Italian Open since 2007, and he is set for his 18th appearance at next year’s tournament.
He is a five-time winner, with his last title coming in 2022.
Roland Garros – May 27-June 9
Djokovic will be in the line-up for the 2024 French Open title as the defending champion.
The big question will be whether or not Rafael Nadal will be fully fit to provide a challenge or if Carlos Alcaraz can finally go all the way in Paris.
Wimbledon – July 1-14
Djokovic missed out on tying Roger Federer’s eight Wimbledon titles last year as he lost a classic final against Alcaraz.
It was his first defeat at SW19 since 2017, but he will get another go to draw level with Federer next year.
Paris Olympics – July 27-August 4
There were heartbreaking scenes at the Tokyo Games in 2021 when Djokovic lost his semi-final match against Alexander Zverev.
The Serbian has always stated that winning a gold medal for his country at the Olympics is one of his dreams.
Cincinnati Open – August 12-18
Djokovic has not competed at the Canadian Open since 2018, so he is likely to once again kick off his North American hard-court swing with his Cincinnati Open title defense.
He has not lost in Cincy since 2019, as he also won the 2020 title before missing the next two editions.
Last year, he won what many believe was the match of the season when he defeated Alcaraz in the final.
US Open – August 26-September 8
The quest for a fifth US Open crown gets underway in late August at Flushing Meadows. and who knows, he could even be challenging for a Golden Slam if he wins the other three Grand Slams and gold at the Paris Olympics.
Djokovic reached the finals in his last two appearances, losing to Daniil Medvedev in 2021 before turning the tables this year.
Davis Cup Group Stage – September 9-15
One of the tennis great’s big goals for 2023 was to help Serbia win the Davis Cup; he even played in the group stage last year.
It remains to be seen if he will feature in the tournament.
Laver Cup – September 16-22
Djokovic played in the 2022 Laver Cup but skipped this year’s tournament. However, he could be tempted back by Team Europe captain Bjorn Borg.
Shanghai Masters – October 2-13
The only Asian ATP Masters 1000 event returned to the calendar this year after a three-year absence, and Djokovic was down to play before withdrawing from the event two weeks before the start.
He is a four-time champion in Shanghai and could make his comeback in 2024.
Paris Masters – October 28-November 3
Djokovic won his seventh Paris Masters title in 2023 when he Grigor Dimitrov in the final.
With the tournament the final regular event on the ATP Tour calendar, it is usually crucial for preparation for the ATP Finals.
ATP Finals – November 10-17
If Djokovic qualifies and is fully fit, he will look for a record-extending eighth season-ending ATP Finals trophy in Turin.
Davis Cup Finals – TBC
If Serbia qualifies for the Davis Cup Finals, Djokovic will likely finish his 2024 season in Malaga, Spain.