Novak Djokovic

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Djokovic warming up for his match

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    • I add to My post AT 6:11 PM…

      The world No. 2 is among several top players who have two or more coaches. Pepe Imaz, a former player and academy owner, was also recently in the Serb’s box at tournaments. Djokovic, who stressed the importance of having a strong team, varies between having one or both coaches with him at events.

      “I like to have at least one coach that can give me that perspective, somebody I can discuss with about my game and things that I need to work on,” he said. “Many times you cannot really see things technically or tactically concerning your game, so that’s somebody that’s obviously tracking that and following you and giving you their input.

      “There are periods where you need that voice in your ear more than some other moments, when you need things simple and quiet.”

  1. Djokovic the Flash!

    Fastest man in tennis!

    Top 10 fastest male tennis players (plus selected)

    Name Top speed (kph) Average top speed (kph)
    1 Novak Djokovic 36.02 14.89
    2 Andy Murray 34.87 15.89
    3 Lleyton Hewitt 31.24 15.24
    4 Gilles Simon 30.76 14.93
    5 Grigor Dimitrov 28.91 15.05
    6 David Ferrer 27.82 14.71
    7 Stan Wawrinka 27.66 15.17
    8 Tomas Berdych 27.28 14.49
    9 Milos Raonic 27.28 15.36
    10 Kei Nishikori 27.17 14.52
    12 Rafa Nadal 26.84 15.38
    17 Roger Federer 26.03 15.55

  2. Boris Becker ‏@TheBorisBecker 8h8 hours ago
    Love both guys !!! What a remarkable hand-shake between 2 champions and bad news for the rest…@DjokerNole @andy_murray @ATPWorldTour

  3. Fans are everywhere

    RT @carole_bouchard: The “Night with Novak” scheduled today has been sold out in a few hours, says the tournament. Will start at 7pm on Margaret Court Arena.

  4. Just reading, Novak will skip Dubai due to shoulder injury that apparently got worse during his Davis Cup match…he is scheduled to be back for IW where he is defending champion…

  5. LOL.

    “Not one to simply have her phone taken away after such dedicated filming for nearly a quarter of an hour, Jelena sternly gave her video subject a piece of her mind (in Serbian).

    “How are you behaving yourself? For heaven’s sake,” she says. “‘Thank you, love. Thank you.’ Isn’t that what you should be saying?”

    “I just wanted to film,” Djokovic says, before trailing off. “I don’t know why you wanted…”

    In the 12-plus–minute clip, Jelena filmed her husband’s tennis practice and then balked at his desire to take her smartphone and speak directly to fans.

    “No, I like to take the camera, it’s nice,” Djokovic says. “It makes me feel more into it, more I guess, friendly.”

    Come for the awkwardness. Stay for Jelena’s shocked realization near the end that the live video was still running.

    Thus Jelena put Novak, the champion of 12 Grand Slams, firmly in his place. Looks like the world No. 2 will think twice before swiping her cellphone again.”

  6. Qualifiers in Acapulco:
    Fritz, Kravchuk, Donaldson, Chung, Tiafoe, Albot, Nishioka, Thompson, Sela, Young, Dolgopolov, Basilashvili, R. Harrison..

    Main Draw is already stacked. Everyone is going to Acapulco!

      • By “everyone” going to Acapulco I meant WTA will be there too. The ATP competition/draws in both Acapulco and Dubai will be great.

        But I just looked at the WTA list and the highest ranked players going to Acapulco are Pavlyuchenkova, Puig, Mladenovic, Bouchard, Niculescu….it’s a 280. Anyone who went deep in Doha and Dubai this week has to be exhausted.

        Very happy Nole got into Acapulco.
        I see that Sascha Z is no longer going; but Mischa still is.

  7. It great to hear Nole will go to Acapulco!What a strong field it would be!!…Can’t wait to see all the excitement down there next week….Bring it on guys!!!

  8. Carole Bouchard ‏20 minutes ago: “Breaking : Djokovic doubtful for Miami. Went back to Monaco to consult doctor for right elbow injury that hampered him through Indian Wells.”

  9. Oh dear, if that’s true then Djoko will lose another 1000 points. No wonder he looked out of sorts at IW, was shaking his right arm at times, I thought it’s his wrist but it ended up being his elbow. Poor soul.

  10. Yes but the number on the list that he has to face only depends on the draw.

    Fed would be favourite over any of them other than Rafa except for Nole and he’s an unknown now struggling for almost a year and now with an arm injury.

    Fed is a 25:1 underdog to win the French (much of that due to the real possibility that he won’t even enter the tournament to have his best chances at Wimbledon. His odds will only improve. Excellent value bet.

  11. Yes but the number on the list that he has to face only depends on the draw.

    Fed would be favourite over any of them other than Rafa except for Nole and he’s an unknown now struggling for almost a year and now with an arm injury.

    Fed is a 25:1 underdog to win the French (much of that due to the real possibility that he won’t even enter the tournament to have his best chances at Wimbledon. His odds will only improve. Excellent value bet.

  12. Boris Becker knows how top players can lose their ability to stay mentally strong.

    Boris Becker was on site for Sky in Monte Carlo and said of the out-of-sorts Djokovic, whom he coached until December: “I had a chat with his team last night and what’s in the locker room will stay in the locker room. But I think he’s playing better the past couple of months. I don’t think you can lose your forehand or backhand overnight. It’s mental.

    “He can rearrange [the direction of] his ship, he is 29, but he has to do it soon. He’s an emotional guy. In the past, it was in his favour. Now his emotions get hold of him and it makes him play worse. He gets down on himself, the shoulders go down and the opponent is watching.”

  13. As I said a long time ago, Federer is Rafa’s biggest threat at RG.

    Nole is dealing with his own mental problema.

    The unsurpassed longevity of Federer’s
    mental strength over 16 year span with minimal dips is why he is the current GOAT by a small margin at the current time.

    He’s always been there to take advantage when the other Big Four have struggled (as well as before they matured but that’s another matter).

  14. Novak Djokovic fires his entire coaching staffHe has parted ways with head coach Marian Vajda and every key member of his core coaching team.
    by Anuradha Santhanam @anumccartney Breaking38 mins ago

    MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – APRIL 21: Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a backhand against David Goffin of Belgium in their quarter final round match on day six of the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters at Monte-Carlo Sporting Club on April 21, 2017 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

    Djokovic has struggled to find results this year, continuing on a bad run of form from 2016
    Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has parted ways with his entire coaching team – including his long-term coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch, and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic, according to a press release on the Serbian star’s website. The split was by “mutual agreement,” Djokovic said in the release, which said the team “decided to part ways after a detailed analysis of the game, achieved results in the previous period, and also after discussing private plans of each team member.”40-year-old Vajda, a former tennis player himself, has been known most for being Djokovic’s head coach. The Slovak has been on the 12-time Grand Slam winning player’s team since 2006, and remained on his coaching squad even after former World No. 1 Boris Becker took over as head coach, although Djokovic’s coaching relationship with the German ace ended in 2016.

    The press release described the decision as “shock therapy” for the 29-year-old, who has been struggling with form since Wimbledon last year. The World No. 2 has not added to his tally of Grand Slams since winning his first and only French Open title so far in 2016, and suffered a shock second-round loss to Uzbek player Denis Istomin at this year’s Australian Open. Djokovic has only won one title so far this year, at the ATP250 Qatar Open.Describing the drastic change as “the start of something new,” Djokovic said, “I want to continue raising the level of my game and stamina and this is a continuous process. I enjoy this journey, it feels like I am starting something new again and I love this challenge. I am a hunter and my biggest goal is to find the winning spark on the court again.”Calling it a “new chapter in (my) life,” Djokovic also expressed his gratitude to his team of over a decade, who reciprocated his sentiments in the release, describing him as a “best friend and brother.” … hing-staff

  15. Federer will win the French Open if for some reason he doesn’t have to face Rafa.

    It would be 2009 deja vu all over again.

    Rafa is the only one who will beat him there against an angry French crowd.

  16. Sounds suspiciously as if the baby is being thrown out with the bath water.
    Is the pseudo-guru in the pink baby-gro still on the payroll?

    #too many cooks spoil the broth.

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