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Novak Djokovic rejuvenated for battle with Andy Murray for world No1 spot at Paris Masters

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The great unknown is whether the Djokovic who turns up to play will be the confident, unstoppable force that dominated the first half of the year, winning 44 matches and losing three, until the end of the French Open. Or whether he will be the directionless, distracted bloke who has won only 15 matches and lost four since.

If it is the latter, Andy Murray looks nailed on to end the week as the world No1. But if Djokovic turns up in his former incarnation, Andy Murray may be forced to wait a while before he can overtake his oldest rival.

But with Djokovic, you never can tell. His fall from the peak of his powers is unexplained. Winning the French Open was clearly a very emotional moment for him.

It was the one Grand Slam trophy missing from his collection and claiming it had become an obsession. But that was five months ago.

There have been rumours of trouble in the Djokovic household. He was photographed in March on a night out in Los Angeles with the Bollywood star Deepika Padukone, and blamed his third-round loss at Wimbledon on issues away from the court.

His wife sat apart from Team Djokovic during that Wimbledon defeat, and during the US Open final as her husband was receiving medical treatment and losing to Stan Wawrinka, she fiddled with her phone and looked about as interested in events as if she were watching the 400th rerun of SpongeBob SquarePants with their two-year-old son, Stefan.

“It’s important to take time and define yourself and really understand what the next step is going to be professionally, privately,” Djokovic said by way of explanation before the start of the Paris event. “And then as a father, things change. It’s not about yourself any more. You have a family, you have different things.

“And then, of course, winning the French Open has brought a lot of joy to me but on the other hand has taken away a lot from me as well. I felt a little bit exhausted, maybe less motivated.”

It seems Boris Becker is doing little to help the Serb out of his slump as neither he nor Djokovic’s second coach, Marian Vajda, have come to Paris to help their boss cling on to that top ranking.

“It’s important to take time and define yourself and really understand what the next step is going to be professionally, privately,” Djokovic said by way of explanation before the start of the Paris event. “And then as a father, things change. It’s not about yourself any more. You have a family, you have different things.

“And then, of course, winning the French Open has brought a lot of joy to me but on the other hand has taken away a lot from me as well. I felt a little bit exhausted, maybe less motivated.”

It seems Boris Becker is doing little to help the Serb out of his slump as neither he nor Djokovic’s second coach, Marian Vajda, have come to Paris to help their boss cling on to that top ranking.


Source : EXPRESS

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