ASICS Brand Coach Marc Sieber has revealed that top players like Novak Djokovic are involved in the creation of ASICS models. Tennis is one of the sports where shoes play an important role because the player must feel comfortable in his shoes on all surfaces.
Djokovic, one of the greatest champions the game has ever seen, is known for his attention to detail and feeling comfortable in his shoes is certainly important to him. “It works very well because top athletes like Novak Djokovic are involved in the creation of the new models: He works closely with our ISS (Institute of Sport Science) in Kobe, Japan and is in constant contact with the experts inside on site.” Sieber told Tennisnet.com.
Djokovic prepares to compete in the Monte-Carlo Masters
Djokovic had hoped to play the Masters tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, but was denied entry to the United States due to his vaccination status. Last week, Djordje Djokovic confirmed his brother was in Belgrade preparing for the Monte Carlo Masters and Roland-Garros.
Last month, France lifted its vaccine mandate, paving the way for Djokovic to compete in Monte Carlo and Paris. “Novak is here, training in Belgrade and preparing for Monte Carlo. He went through a terrible time, but he endured until the end and showed and proved why he is who he is.
He was in Dubai and unfortunately lost the quarter-finals there. He lacks the continuity of matches and tournaments, to be on the field. I hope he will continue with great matches, and Belgrade and Monte Carlo are tournaments where he is preparing for Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Until the last moment he didn’t know if he would be able to play, but luckily he will perform in Paris, Rome, London and Madrid. The ATP doesn’t have much to say about it because the rules vary from country to country,” Djordje Djokovic said on K1’s ‘Kec na jedanaest’ show.