How will Novak Djokovic recover from the painful loss to Danil Medvedev in the United States final? Bessarabia are convinced that Nola will recover from the disappointment that prevented him from winning the 21st Grand Slam in his career and winning all four Grand Slam tournaments of the year, and Djokovic himself does not show any signs of slowing down.
Last night Djokovic returned to Belgrade from the United States and proceeded directly from the airport for an intensive training of over two hours – an illustration that his hunger and motivation were not harmed at all.
Those who nevertheless drew encouragement from Djokovic’s loss are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who are hoping that the battle for the Grand Slam winning record is now reopened. Although Djokovic still looks in much better shape than his longtime rivals (who also stand 20 career Grand Slam titles) who have suffered injuries in the past year, there are those who think the world number one will not recover so quickly from the mental blow he suffered in New York.
“Federer and Nadal are relieved by Djokovic’s loss, I have no doubt about that,” said Tony Nadal, Rafael Nadal’s uncle and former coach. “It gives them motivation for next season because they know it will take Djokovic time to digest what happened in the United States. They both now feel stronger for next season’s race.”
Former Spanish tennis player Alex Corteja believes that “Djokovic is sure to recover and I am 100 percent sure. He needs some time, but we must not forget that he barely lost during the year. In my opinion, this loss will actually take pressure off him. Now he “I feel relieved that the big burden has come off him and he can set new goals for himself. Maybe he will take a break of a few months, but I am convinced he will come back big.“
Although Djokovic has registered for the Indian Wells, which will open from October 4, it is very doubtful whether he will qualify for the tournament.