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Tennis News: Novak Djokovic regaining desire to be No. 1 in the Shanghai Rolex Masters

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Current world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is barely holding on the top spot after losing his will to stay as the best tennis player in the world. However, Djokovic seems to have regained his desire to play once again as he came back looking good at the Shanghai Rolex Masters.

The 29-year-old Serbian star was having a career crisis in the past several of months after completing the Grand Slam titles. He won the 2016 French Open in June but he then since lost in Wimbledon and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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In a recent interview with The Mirror, Novak Djokovic admitted that he has not been himself since winning the French Open. However, he also revealed that he has found the balance in his life to be able to play tennis at a high level once again.

“I am mentally and emotionally exhausted since Roland Garros,” he said. “Recently, there have been too many times where it has been too much effort mentally, in training or in a match, to re-find this type of fulfillment that is the key to everything,” Djokovic said.

“I understand that you can have different perceptions of what I say – that it is a way to escape pressure and so on – but I am being honest. I already feel better since I have changed this way of thinking. We will see how long it is going to take,” he added.

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Andy Murray is closing in on Novak Djokovic but the Serbian had a successful return in the Shanghai Rolex Masters. He defeated Fabio Fognini in the second round of the tournament and he will face either Vasek Pospisil or Grigor Dimitrov.

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