Novak Djokovic uses the hyperbaric chamber, the renewed electronic system that speeds up recovery after long matches. The world no. 2, after the Doha final won over Andy Murray, confirmed he will use it during Australian Open.
‘I don’t unfortunately have access to it everywhere I go, but I try to use it wherever I can, this opportunity to use the cryotherapy, the hyperbaric chambers. Especially hyperbaric chamber is very good. I’ve seen many top players using it as well.
So I’m looking forward to Australia actually.’ Since 2012, when he is in Melbourne, he gets through treatment at the HyperMed Clinic which is managed by Malcolm Hooper, who was recently criticized because a man who was going through the hyperbaric chamber process died.
However, Hooper said that a heart attack caused the death, but investigations of the Victoria police continue. A few years ago, Hooper had his license revoked because he tried an illegal oxygen therapy on a patient who had celebral palsy.
Despite the doubts, Djokovic will keep using it these weeks in Australia. Speaking about how the hyperbaric chamber works, Djokovic said, ‘We breathe in 20% oxygen normally and under pressurized conditions you breathe in 100% oxygen, again, which of course does many different beneficial things for your body, cells and muscles.’
Ref: Tennis World USA