At 34, Novak Djokovic stands as one of many biggest gamers of all time, profitable 20 Main titles and in search of one other on the US Open in just a few weeks. In March, Novak handed Roger Federer and have become the participant with most weeks as world no.
1, securing a document that can take some beating sooner or later. Fifteen years in the past, a teen Djokovic wished to crack the top-10 following notable outcomes at the start of 2007, profitable the title in Adelaide and shedding to Federer on the Australian Open.
After the Rotterdam semi-final and the Dubai quarter-final, Novak headed to the season’s first Masters 1000 occasion in Indian Wells as world no. 13, standing as one of many favorites and enjoying effectively within the opening 4 rounds to oust all of the opponents in straight units.
Novak misplaced serve 3 times towards Robby Ginepri, beating the American 6-4, 6-4 and elevating his degree to drop solely seven video games versus Evgeny Korolev and Julien Benneteau. Within the quarters, Djokovic took down David Ferrer 6-3, 6-4 in an hour and 17 minutes for the primary Masters 1000 semi-final at 19, dropping 17 factors in ten service video games and struggling one break of serve.
He broke David three breaks to manage the scoreboard to seek out himself within the final 4, going through Andy Murray. Djokovic believed he may attain the top-10 that 12 months, in search of the title in Indian Wells after enjoying on a excessive degree.
Novak Djokovic reached the primary Masters 1000 semi-final in Indian Wells 2007.
“I believe I’ve proved myself as one of many title favorites, each with my outcomes this season and right here in Indian Wells. I consider I can fulfill my objective and attain the top-10 this 12 months; I don’t rush something or chase information and outcomes; all the pieces will include time and expertise.
I’ve to remain centered on my tennis and make additional enhancements. It was heat on the market, however I felt good bodily. Within the first match, I didn’t play that effectively towards Robby Ginepri, however the subsequent three clashes had been glorious.
Vajda and I began working collectively 9 months in the past; he gave me the correct recommendation and improved my recreation lots. If you end up within the top-20, you would not have to work on one thing particular however fairly some small issues you cannot discover by your self and the sport’s psychological aspect.
That is why it is essential to have a coach. I am attempting to enhance my serve&volley with Mark Woodforde; I ought to use my alternatives extra typically and rush to the online, as I’ve highly effective groundstrokes and the talents to open the court docket,” Novak Djokovic stated.