Novak Djokovic: Everything Is Clear, I’m Going In The Right Direction
by Tom Gainey | October 31st, 2016, 10:07 am
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Novak Djokovic has been in a post-French Open mini-slump if you will. The Serb has won “just” one title in his last five events, and has been dealing with off court family issues, mental issues and even injury issues. But returning to Paris, where he completed his career Slam, might be the elixir to get him back on track.

“I feel good right now,” Djokovic said in Paris. “The last couple of months were not easy. Mentally I’ve had to redefine my goals and things that are happening on and off the court and just make sure that I’m in a good place and that I can perform as well as I expect from myself. Everything is clearer and I’m going in the right direction. I’m just focused right now on Paris.”

Djokovic is a 4-time Paris champion, winning the last four years including last year when he beat Andy Murray 6-2, 6-4.

Murray, however, is now a week from taking the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic.

“[Murray] definitely deserves to be in the position to finish up the year as No. 1,” Djokovic said. “Whether or not that’s going to happen, it doesn’t depend only on him. It depends on me, as well.”

Djokovic, who is in his 223rd week at No. 1, opens play against the Nicolas Almagro-Gilles Muller winner. He can maintain No. 1 by reaching the final.

“It’s exciting to get on the court and battle for every point, because there is always something on the line,” Djokovic added. “Almagro and Muller are quality players. Muller almost beat Nishikori in Basel. Almagro has a big forehand.

“But at the end of the day, it’s the quality that I put on the court that counts for me. I know I have won against those players in the past and I know what to do, and I’ll just try to be on the level that I want to be on.”


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48 Comments for Novak Djokovic: Everything Is Clear, I’m Going In The Right Direction

Martin rivkin Says:

loving mens tennis more since the joker sick slump…long may it continue….muzza for world number 1


J-Kath Says:

And here comes bus no. 3.


Willow Says:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TENNIS-X posters, enjoy your spooky night ;-))….


J-Kath Says:

Willow: I’m hiding. All lights off.


Willow Says:

Trick or treat lol !all my friends are out tonight riding their broomsticks, i will join them soon, its our favorite time of year, keep your eyes peeled for me on my broomstick flying past your window ;-)) ….


J-Kath Says:

Willow:

Get back here and clean my windows – you had soot on your broomstick. dear-a-me.


Humble Rafa Says:

Dear Egg Lover,

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.


Ronn Says:

Humble Rafa, Djoko might get punched but he hits back. The question you should be asking is what will Murray do when he gives his best punch and Djoko hits him back even harder?


Willow Says:

Lets see if he does ….


Farah Diba Says:

@Ronn..

Err..Ronn buddy..i think you should asked that question to HR AFTER”Murray gives his best punch and Djoko hits him back even harder?”and not BEFORE..As you and everyone can see,the landscape already changed around these two..


RZ Says:

Nole fans: thoughts on this? I’m guessing there’s a wee bit of exaggeration in the write-up.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/nov/01/novak-djokovic-guru-pepe-imaz-long-hugs-tennis-no-1?CMP=twt_gu


Giles Says:

The sooner this bugger, oops sorry meant hugger, loses the #1 the better.


J-Kath Says:

Wow. Thanks for the article Giles……I endorse avocados and know a number of people who have degrees of Ciliac – but the philosophy? – well, I guess it’s about whatever ticks your boxes….


Khb Says:

look what happened to fedal. fake hugs turned them into mush. Djoker feels lonely and isolated therefore he needs a gentleman by his side. Fed fanboy Roddick should’ve gotten punched back in the face. That was one of of Djoker’s missed opportunities/regrets. Some folks like to pretend this is tabloid BS, but they’re just bitter that Djoker is beautiful.


Tennisfan Says:

Last I checked, love, peace and hugs weren’t bad things.


Humble Rafa Says:

In Spain, that spiritual dude is considered very strange. His methods are strange. Not sure why a world number one would want to hang out with him.


Farah Diba Says:

Do what you have to do Nole,as long as you’re happy and can find peace and happiness in your life.Tennis and success can only give you as much but if you’re not happy on the inside,it meant nothing.


Humble Rafa Says:

Apparently Jelena is the reason for all this..according to reliable sources on internet forums.


Ronn Says:

Farah, the landscape won’t change until Murray proves he can beat Djoko. Murray hasn’t had to play Djoko even once after Djoko thumped him in the French Open finals…


Willow Says:

Not Murrays fault if Novak was losing to other players ….


J-Kath Says:

Willow: Ditto!


Farah Diba Says:

@Ronn..

To me the landscape has already changed.Once upon a time novak was the hunter and sorry to say but now he is the hunted one and Andy is the hunter.Because of the unexpected changes Andy already can bridge a gap between them to a point where Andy can take over the no 1 spot as early as the end of this week[if things go his way that is]..That’s why i said up there,you should ask the question to HR AFTER the fight is over..who knows Andy got an extra jab below the belt that he’s hiding somewhere??After all,everything certainly has changed in a way that we never thought it’s possible 5 months ago..


Danica Says:

No, not Jelena. It was Marko, Nole’s brother. He said that he was troubled and depressed (!?) when he was 20 and that he met Pepe. Alegedly, Pepe helped him out and influenced him. Jelena is only there to support Novak and accept the same life style herself.

Btw, Hantuchova was also at the same “seanse”. If you watch the video of the workshop, she is on the far left.


Wog Boy Says:

Hantuchova is a good-looking and cheeky sheila, I wouldn’t mind joining her in one of those “seances”…;)


Van Persie Says:

Have watched Nole yesterday and was glad, that he looked much better then in Shanghai. His serve was also better.
Let’s go for the title, Djoko!


Giles Says:

Wonder what Boris has to say about these shenanigans?? Poor joker. Turning to a loser for guidance.


Willow Says:

Hantuchova i dont mean to be mean looks worryingly thin borderline anorexic, if she was a girl walking the streets i would be wondering if she had an eating disorder ….


Wog Boy Says:

^^^
There are tall people with long legs and other attributes and there are shortasses, the later ones can’t help it but to be jealous.


Wog Boy Says:

“i dont mean to be mean”…
…or “nothing against Novak…but..”


Willow Says:

Wogboy She looks gorgeous there no question and looks to have put on weight, and im pretty glad for her, but what is that supposed to mean when you say you dont measure others though yourself ?, making things a bit personal arent you ? i have had issues with weight personally which was why i commented on the issue,but that doesnt make me jealous just objective, anyway we are all entitled to our own opinions, and your the first one to voice an opinion about something you dont agree with , yet im not allowed, by the way im on board with the whole guru stuff, and said some nice things about Novak there, but i guess your not interested in that, go figure ….


Willow Says:

How does anyone know what i look like, to actually refer to me as a shortass ? ….


J-Kath Says:

Daniela is indeed a stunner – those legs go on for ever – in high heels she’ll be 7ft. tall – I think she should date Goffin or perhaps Kei – or how about that Irish golfer who dumped the tall gorgeous Caroline Woz.?


J-Kath Says:

Willow: For certain I know you have beautiful eyes and a great smile.

PS: I’d rather be a “shortass” than a “bigass”….which reminds me of another tennis player who shall remain nameless.


Willow Says:

Shouldnt have said anything now, its just i did think she was thin some years ago, but agree stunning now, same with Woz, i remember defending her some years ago when a poster said she had fat tree trunk thighs, and needed to lose weight, you know one of those shortasses like me ….


Giles Says:

https://twitter.com/cristinancl/status/793925190480760833
I am ROFL. Joker has brought this loser as part of his coaching team?? Well, all I can say there’s hope for the rest of the players if this is the case.
#JokerGoneBonkers


J-Kath Says:

Actually, I’m a bit deformed – I’ve got long legs for my height and great ankles – then comes a very short body, including a divine shortass.


Wog Boy Says:

My present wife is shortass, and I love her, but my daughters took on me (180cm +) and I love it too.


Willow Says:

Thanks J-Kath im sure you look great too, actually im more inclined to think its whats on the inside that counts anyway ….


Willow Says:

Well my hubby loves me, shortass, fatass, thinass, whatever ass that may be, he never puts on weight, its all in the metabolic system, Kylie Minogue once said she had the opposite problem to alot o women in that she stuggled to keep weight on rather than off ….


Willow Says:

I Do remember some Novak fans commenting on his weight some months ago, then again they were Novak fans hmmm ….


Danica Says:

Daniela was terribly thin at some point. Now she is ok, model looking although again, if I were a man I’d never spare a second look at her :)


Willow Says:

Danica you are the real Danica ?, if so yeah thats what i was alluding to, so thankyou for proving my point, i didnt attack her personally, what i said was merely objective, yet i was the one that got attacked personally ….


Danica Says:

Willow,
Yes, I’m the real Danica :).
There was one terrible picture of Daniela @ Wimbledon some time ago. Just bones and skin.

Please, continue giving your opinion.


Willow Says:

Thankyou Danica ;-)) ….


Willow Says:

^ And pleased to know you didnt get attacked personally unlike me ^ ….

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