“Novak Djokovic needs to set new goals after defeat”: Alex Corretja advises Serb to take some time off

Former tennis star Alex Corretja feels World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is well-prepared to bounce back from his heartbreaking loss at the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic is a “rock” mentally, according to the Spaniard, and is ideally positioned to continue dominating at Grand Slams in the future.

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Caption: Novak Djokovic. Source: twitter.com

Djokovic’s hopes of completing the Calendar Golden Slam were crushed in Tokyo as he fell in the semifinals to Alexander Zverev. The Serb subsequently lost to Pablo Carreno Busta, putting him in fourth place and just missing out on a bronze medal.

He also injured his shoulder and had to withdraw from the mixed doubles bronze-medal match, leaving the Olympics without a medal to show for his efforts.

Alex Corretja believes in Djokovic

Djokovic had earlier spoken about how his exploits in Tokyo left him “mentally and physically fatigued,” which is expected given the quantity of tennis he has played this year.

Alex Corretja believes that the Serb should recuperate his body and mind after his defeat against Daniil Medvedev. The Spaniard also suggested that Djokovic could be hesitant to participate in any warm-up events before participating in the next event.

He further added that Djokovic is in the best shape to deliver the goods on the court and this is just a minor hiccup.

“Yes 100 percent because he needs to realise his season was perfect, he lost just a couple of matches.

“I think for him it is going to relieve the whole pressure now and he’s going to set new goals for the future and that’s coming again with winning in Australia next year or even at the Master’s Cup [ATP] at the end of this year if he plays or if he takes a little time off to just chill.”

Djokovic should still keep his chin up in a year that has brought him the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon this year.

He currently sits tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Grand Slams.

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