Novak Djokovic is considered one of the main contenders for ATP Championships trophies. The tennis player is the former world best tennis player, and he has won a lot of big competitions during his career.
However, in recent years, Djokovic’s chances for victory have declined significantly. The past season wasn’t particularly successful for the Serb: he got a serious elbow injury in Wimbledon and was forced to receive surgery. This problem still prevents him from returning to the top form.
As an example, you can consider his participation in Roland Garros, where he failed already at the stage of quarterfinals. Djokovic lost to Marco Cecchinato, who is the 72nd position in the ratings. Their game finished with the following results:
• 7:6 (4);
• 7:6 (11).
Their battle lasted for more than three hours. During this time Djokovic made two serious mistakes and win 6 games. Cecchinato, in turn, managed to make 4 break-points, however, the subsequent competition against Dominic Thiem was unsuccessful for him.
Djokovic and His Further ATP Plans
The main goal for Djokovic is Wimbledon Championships and a series of American championships. However, he decided on one more game in Hamburg between those championships. In this case, the player will perform on the ground court.
It is worth noting that this decision is quite unusual and not entirely successful for Djokovic, since his participation may prevent him from recovering. The players usually use this time for rest and do not take part in championships, especially on different courts.
The players better save energy before the American hard and the US Open. During smaller tournaments, many participating players prefers ground courts, plus there are participants who need to improve their position in the ranking. Thus, the decision to participate in Hamburg championships can significantly reduce the effectiveness of Djokovic’s further performance during larger and more important events. Fans of the ex-champion can only hope that in the future he will show qualitative tennis.
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