Novak Djokovic reveals career Grand Slam is reason behind poor form

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The world number one Novak Djokovic has admitted that he has struggled for motivation since completing a career Grand Slam at the French Open in June of this year.

The Serbian became the first man since Australian Rod Laver in 1969 to win four straight Grand Slams, as well as only the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam.

With this year’s Wimbledon winner Andy Murray clipping at his heels for the top spot and with the two set to face off this weekend in the final of the Shanghai Rolex Masters, Djokovic has talked openly about his dip in form.


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“I am mentally and emotionally exhausted since Roland Garros,” he claimed.

“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 had previously mentioned that he was struggling with personal issues, which led to a shocking exit at this year's Wimbledon after suffering a defeat at the hands of Sam Querrey in the third round. 

As well as his early exit at Wimbledon, he broke down in tears after a first round loss at the Olympics just a month later.

Djokovic went on to say: “I feel like, at the moment, it is something that I have to take into account. Balance is the most important thing in life.

“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.”

Murray, 29, is currently 3,695 points behind the Serbian in the rankings. However, Djokovic still has 3,300 more points to defend over the final few weeks of the season.

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