Is Reaching Semifinals Now Success For Novak Djokovic?
by Tom Gainey | May 14th, 2017, 12:07 pm

Winning two matches and then getting blown out by Rafael Nadal in the semifinals, Novak Djokovic still deemed his Madrid event a positive experience! Remember, Djokovic was down a break in the third to Nicolas Almagro in his first match, played a good match against a very favorable opponent in Feliciano Lopez and then earned a walkover against Kei Nishikori.

But Djokovic taking apart by Nadal ending his 7-match, 15-set win streak over the Spaniard. Yet, Djokovic, who was the defending champion, was overall happy with the week.

“It was really good to play in semifinals of big event, and to play against one of the top rivals I have in my life,” said Djokovic who’s last top 10 win was over Andy Murray in Doha. “I haven’t had that feeling in months, so it’s great to feel that.

“It was a positive week, a positive experience. I take, as I say, more positives than negatives into the next week in Rome. As I go along, I hope to continue getting better and getting stronger.

“I felt like I was playing well throughout the week. Today maybe slightly I could have played better. But, again, I just had an opponent that was too good.

“Semifinals is a good result. Hopefully, I’ll have another good result in Rome.”

Semifinals is now a “good result” for the former World No. 1? How times have changed.

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3 Comments for Is Reaching Semifinals Now Success For Novak Djokovic?

Lylenubbins Says:

He’s trying to make the best of where he is at in his life/career. I understand it and wish him the best but let’s be real

Wog Boy Says:

Yes, it is success.

Sean, if you haven’t noticed Halep won Madrid two days ago?!
If you are too busy, why don’t you give Jeremy Davis to write an article about WTA premier tournament (happened two days ago), he writes nice articles about WTA tour, I am sure he will come up with some nice analysis of Halep vs Mladenovic match.

Van Persie Says:

Novak trained a bit with Ivanisevic, did read an article. Might Goran be new coach?

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