This was a terrible start for Novak
Djokovic regarding this season's opening. And not only the last couple of
months were disappointing for Djokovic, but the whole last season, after he
clinched Roland Garros and made one of the biggest achievements in tennis
history when he won all four Grand Slam tournaments in a row. He decided to
miss last week's Miami Open tournament despite the fact that he could set the
new record in
But he did not want to risk worsening his
elbow injury and he had other things in mind. One of them was Davis Cup clash
"The Davis Cup is a very special event as it generates the kind of home crowd atmosphere you don’t see on the ATP Tour, so I am really looking forward to performing in front of our fans. I always draw very positive energy from the Davis Cup as it invariably brings out the best in me."
He spoke about his absence in
"Of course I wanted to be on the court and defend my title but it just didn't happen this time," Djokovic told a news conference in the Serbian capital's Aleksandar Nikolic arena.
After he dominated the courts for several years breaking many records and achieving fantastic results after last years French Open he just collapsed. His form is far away than it used to be, his performances at a lower level and it seems that his mental edge isn't quite sharp as it used to be.
But that will change according to 12-time Grand Slam champion.
He also added that missing tournament in
"At the same time, it was also rather
refreshing to get some rest and sit out
Season of clay is approaching and Djokovic sees his chance there because after Rafael Nadal he is the most dominant player on this turf.
This will be the crucial time for him because he has two options. Either is he going to overcome all difficulties and progress, or he will continue to struggle and let younger players take his place.
To be or not to be for Novak Djokovic.