Novak Djokovic failed once again in a major tournament recently. Together with a fellow Serbian Nenad Zimonjic, Canadians Philip Bester and Adil Shamasdin knocked the two giants in a Rogers Cup match.
Albeit it was not easy for the two home favorites to defeat the Serbian giants in world tennis, they were happy to know they knocked them out with 7-5, 4-6, 10-2 results.
According to Bester, they trained hard enough to possess the skills needed to win against Djokovic and Zimonjic, who are both the world no. 1 ranked in singles and doubles respectively.
He, along with Shamasdin, acknowledged the great play the Serbian champs made in the match. Bester explained that because they trained so well, they don’t feel anxious or unfocused on what they’re going to do next.
The Canadian pair crushed the two Serbian champions through their eight break points within 82 minutes.
Given Novak Djokovic’s successive upsets in the last few months, it appeared that his focus on winning remained absent. Wondering what’s going inside the champion’s head undermined the “invincibility” shown on the court.
The three-time Rogers Cup champion earlier revealed that he has already learned his important lessons from the previous losses in Wimbledon 2016. Hence, his defeat in doubles was not well-anticipated.
That means, during his match with Gilles Muller from Luxembourg will determine if Djokovic were serious about what said in the interviews. Whether he really gained his focus and strength again or not, it’s up for later matches’ results.
International Business Times stated that the Novak Djokovic-Gilles Muller seemed to be a rematch.
The report cited that the two have already met in 2015 French Open. As expected, Djokovic won straight sets. Winning the same sets this year in Rogers Cup is predicted.
After Rogers Cup in Toronto, he noted his flight to Brazil to participate the most-awaited Rio Olympics 2016.
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