Djokovic must Salvage Season at US Open

For any professional tennis player, a win at the Australian Open, a final defeat to the King of Clay at the French Open and a semi final defeat to one of the legends of tennis might be considered as components of an extremely successful season but Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic is not just any tennis player and even on the back of such brilliant displays, there is no room for satisfaction for the 25 year old as he is on the verge of relinquishing his world number one crown to Roger Federer if the Swiss Maestro manages to defeat Andy Murray to claim his 7th Wimbledon title.

Djokovic has been setting the pace in men’s tennis over the last couple of seasons, coming out of nowhere to win three of the four Grand Slams and he has set very high standards, not only for himself but for the other players as well. In 2011, he had a record of 70-6 in matches, won three majors and earned total prize money of $ 12.6 million.

And if Novak Djokovic wants to turn this mediocre season, according to his high standards, around, he must look for ways to win the title at the US Open, which takes place in September. The latest tennis previews reckon he has a fair chance to win it. A win at Flushing Meadows would return The Djoker to the top of the tennis pile and prove that he is head and shoulders above the rest, at the moment.

However, the long term target for Djokovic remains winning more major titles and come as close to breaking into the list of top ten Grand Slam winners as possible. With age on his side, Novak Djokovic still has time to go there but for any professional player with some pride, a win over Roger Federer, one of the legends of the game is always welcome. The latest live in-play betting makes Djokovic the third favourite, behind both Nadal and Federer.