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There is something off about Novak Djokovic. Yes, he is pushing the whole idea of family life and other things taking the front seat but he is increasingly giving many doubts about his recent work ethics.

It is amazing how the same star that enjoyed a brilliant run and ended up lifting the French Open last year is now somewhat a shadow of himself.

His recent meeting with David Goffin at the quarter final stage of the Monte Carlo Masters raises even more questions. Djokovic was doing many things wrong when they clashed. His trademark calmness was on holiday, and when it mattered as they both fought to win the third set, he was hit with time violation and he made a forehand error. Goffin eventually prevailed 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Many might not appreciate Goffin’s terrific tennis as they would acknowledge something off with Djokovic. Read more »

Novak Djokovic In The News

If you are wondering whether it was predictable that Novak would have won the French Open from the beginning, it is hard to say.

The win was not predictable from the beginning. The grounds had been gray, cold and muted from the beginning of the tournament. Federer opted out of the tournament as he suffered an injury. The withdrawal of Nadal was also a sudden change in the tournament, which might also be seen that it led the way for Murray and Novak to meet in the finals.

The tournament itself had an uncertain beginning. The weather being cold and gray did not help to attract people to the stands during the games. As Roger Federer opted out for an injury, there was one less glamorous name associated with the tournament this time. The other disappointment was Nadal has to pull out of the tournament for a wrist injury he sustained. As Nadal had emerged in top form in the recent matches, many were looking forward to a possible clash between Nadal and Novak. The rains also ruined the schedule of the games which delayed and postponed most of the matches. Read more »

Novak Djokovic reckons he has never played better than how he is playing right now

Novak Djokovic reckons he has never played better than how he is playing right now and he has the real possibility to complete a career Grand Slam this year at Roland Garros.

Djokovic has won all the three Slams apart from the French Open.

The best that he has done in the French Open is reaching the finals.

Last year too, he was in the title round, but, only to be toppled by the king, Rafael Nadal who achieved glory for the nth time on the French soil.

Nadal’s current form, though, does not guarantee that he would be able to continue his golden run in Paris. He is, of course, one of the favourites again because of his past records and his skills on clay, but, he is not the hot favourite.

It should not be that surprising if somebody manages to breach Nadal’s fortress this time around and that guy might well be Djokovic.

Speaking in an interview, the Serb said, “I believe my game is at the topmost level at the moment and now, it’s up to me to ensure that I make the most of it and win whatever I have not managed to win so far.” Read more »

Novak Djokovic is most consistent in Male Category

There hasn’t been a player more consistent than Novak Djokovic in the male’s category over the last two years.

The Serb has won tournaments after tournaments and has almost stamped his authority on that World no. 1 ranking at the moment.

And, this is such an era when some of the greats of the game are playing together.

The Likes of Fed, Rafa or even Murray, each one of them will be remembered as all time greats by the coming generations.

To be playing alongside them and then, to keep winning so many trophies regularly, you have to have something special about you for sure.

But, according to Djokovic, there is nothing so special in his game or in his personality. It’s just his dedication and his willingness to be there at the top all the time which helps him.

Speaking after his Miami title win, Djokovic said, “To achieve consistency at this level, you have to keep improving and keep getting better at your game. The more amount of time you put in behind the scenes trying to refine your skills, the better it makes you as a player.”

“The level of competition is immense in the modern era and I actually take it as a positive. If there are guys who push you, you tend to train all that harder knowing the fact that you would be found wanting otherwise.” Read more »

Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic 2014 US Open Quarter Finals Highlights High Definition HD

Djokovic Video Score: four / 5


Novak Djokovic will take on the British superstar Andy Murray in his second Round Robin match of the ATP World Tour Finals. In his first Round Robin match, Djokovic easily defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. He defeated the no. 1 French player by 7-6(4), 6-3. It took him just 100 minutes to win that match. On the other hand, Murray had to toil hard to win his first Round Robin match against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic.

This is going to be 17th match between these two players. Out the last 16 matches, Djokovic has won 9, while, Andy Murray has won 7. The last match between these two players was played in Shanghai. That was a cracker of a match. At one point of time, Djokovic was on the verge of a defeat in that match, but, he saved a couple of match points to take the second set into the tie breaker and then, won that tie breaker to extend the match to the third set. However, he didn’t manage to get better of Murray in the third set and lost the match.

Djokovic is in great form at the moment. on the other hand, Murray has been a bit consistent of late. In the recently played Paribas Masters 2012, he was knocked out of the third round.

Talking to the reporters ahead of the match against Murray, Djokovic said, Playing against a player of the calibre of Andy Murray is going to be a huge challenge for sure. It will be an important encounter for both of us. We have played quite a few matches against each other in the past. So, we know each other’s game pretty well. It’s going to be a close match and hopefully, I would end up on the winning side.”