Novak Djokovic

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Djokovic warming up for his match

44 Comments on Novak Djokovic

  1. Yes..this is shocking! of luck for Nole this year and forward….A great champion will find a way in the end…

  2. Really shocking! I don’t see his need of firing the whole team, a bit too drastic. I think it will take Djoko a long time to rebuild everything – his fitness and health, his mental toughness, the winning mentality, and also I feel he needs to add varieties to his game.

    Does he still have the heart to want to do well and reaches the top again? Maybe yes, or maybe no. We see….

  3. According to SKY, Djokovic has sacked his team and is going for ECT therapy. I’m speechless.

    “Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, and often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from mental disorders”

      • I hope Djoko doesn’t go for ECT. All he needs is to take a break , look at mountains and oceans, trees, stars for about 3 months and then come back. Maybe a bit of whatever Fed took to get his stamina and speed back.

        • Yeah, he should just take a six months break like Fed; gets his elbow treated, rest and relax, and then starts working on his fitness and his game. His body badly needs a break, a reasonably long one to recover from all those six years of relentless pounding, trying to overtake Fedal.

        • Oh, I doubt Djokovic is having ECT. In the article he referred to “shock therapy” but I think he meant the “shock” of getting rid of his entire support staff. Some writer misunderstood.

          I have read that coaching relationships have a limited life span of effectiveness.

    • nadline10 (AT 1:38 PM),

      I’m afraid that “going for ECT therapy” is misinterpretation of Djoko’s statement Djoko says that the firing of his team (3 members) is “shock therapy” for him.

      • Agree with augusta…i’ve read at least 4 or 5 articles already and all of them has the same phrase and meaning…

        • I came on here to read the news and it seems that Novak’s words were taken too literally. I thought it didn’t make sense for him to do actual shock therapy.

          I actually don’t agre about Novak taking time off. He won’t come back. Borg walked away and never came back. Rafa and Fed took time off due to lingering injuries. That is different. Novak’s elbow is not the main problem. It’s mental, losing his mojo, his edge, that competitive fire.

          I can see why maybe Rafa fans may get want him to take time off, but I think that would be a big mistake.

          I also don’t know that getting rid of his team will work either. The problem is with him and changing his team will not fix that.

            • First, nobody here is an expert and should presume to know how to deal with this. Leaving due to injury is s whole different thing. How is stopping playing going to help Novak? Should he get therapy? Aground he seems sports psychologist? Should he do hypnosis? When you stop playing, that can bring its own costs. Novak will drop in the rankings. It’s not that easy to get back to
              where you were. The gene does not stop for any player.

              I am sure that Novak has people around him who can advise him as to the best course of action. This kind of mental burnout is not easy to resolve. There is no guarantee that taking time off will fix the problem. Sometimes you need to try to work through problems.

              I don’t pretend to know what is the exact right course for Novak. But I think leaving the game may not be the answer.

    • Wow, I worded that very poorly… Does anyone know if the Madrid draw has been done yet? If not, when is it being done? 🙂

          • It is an axiom that the draw is rigged in Fed’s favor. As Fed is not in the draw, the ATP guys are in a quandary. Should we rig it against Rafa so that he doesn’t get ranking points to overtake Fed or at least gets so exhausted that Fed can just waltz into a rigged RG draw to achieve his double career slam? or should we rig it in favor of our local guy Rafa? No doubt the reps of the two schools of thought are fighting it out. Hence the delay.

    • Too many autocorrect typos in my previous post to fix. I hope the gist of what I was trying to say got across.

  4. Just ignore the mistake augusta..he’s just a normal human being after all…and it’s okay to read any article..just take it as a knowledge for today…don’t have to believe in it,okay?

  5. Yeah, Bodo made at least two mistakes – 1) Djoko has 12 slams, not 14; 2) Djoko won one title in 2017, not 2016. In 2016 he won 7 titles, including the AO and the FO!

  6. Murray and Nole have tough draws….

    For Murray:

    Nole could meet Goffin in 4th round and then Thiem in QF before a potential clash with Rafa.

    This will be a good test of my belief that Nole is back and will not lose to anyone other than Rafa. Thiem and Goffin are no slouches on clay. Nole will not have to play in three matches (or even two!) in just over 24 hours this time.

    No big hitters until Raonic in QF for Rafa. No real threats at all for that matter.


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