Novak Djokovic was upset by Stan Wawrinka in the 2016 US Open finals. The World No. 1 from Serbia wanted to get nearer to Roger Federer’s all-time record of 17 Grand Slam titles but is now stuck with 12.
There are speculations that Djokovic is struggling with injuries and that he may never reach Federer’s world record.
Federer is considered the best player in tennis history and Djokovic was judged as the most player likely to challenge him. However, Djokovic failing the last two Grand Slam tournaments is making his fans worry that he may not have enough to reach Federer’s status.
In the 2016 US Open final, Djokovic admitted that he struggled with keeping his poise against Wawrinka.
“I lost my nerve in the important moments. He kept his cool. I think that’s what decided the match. I guess sometimes it happens, even though you have the experience and know what to do,” Djokovic stated post-match via the US Open website.
“Just the heat of the moment and importance of the match, I guess, you know, was too strong for me at certain periods of the match. Just if you lose your cool, the match can go away,”
Djokovic lost in four sets, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 5-7, 3-6. The Serbian pro won four straight Grand Slams previously but failed the last two, in 2016 Wimbledon and 2016 US Open.
The US Open 2016 final result was good news for Roger Federer, who is out for the rest of the 2016 ATP season. Federer can now rest and recover but won’t worry about Novak Djokovic getting nearer to his all-time record.
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