Novak Djokovic is not going to feature in the upcoming edition of IPTL which is starting from 2nd of December.
Weariness is the reason citing which Djokovic has decided to keep himself away from the tournament.
Announcing his pull out, the Serbian said, “It was wonderful playing in the first International Premier Tennis League. I was waiting for this edition as well. But, after having such a gruelling season, I have realized it would only be appropriate for me to get switched off so that I can have a few more days to get my body and mind recovered. I convey my best wishes to the slammers. Hopefully, they win the tournament this time around. As far as I am concerned, I would be back in 2016.”
The MD of the tournament Mahesh Bhupati, who has been a renowned doubles player over the years, announced yesterday that on the place of Djokovic, two players in the form of Andy Murray, who had taken part in the previous edition of the tournament also, and Stan Wawrinka, one of the most talked about players on the tour in the last couple of seasons, have been slotted in the Singapore Slammers.
With these two big names joining in, the league is likely to catch a bit more attraction from around the world. Read more »
After recharging his batteries following a tough and draining grass court season, Novak Djokovic is all set to make a return to the circuit as he is gearing up to participate in Rogers Cup Tennis tournament that is getting under way next week.
Djokovic has not been into tennis at all for some time. After the win that he secured in Wimbledon, he took time off the scene and went to holiday with kids and better half.
There was a vital Davis Cup tie in between which he had to participate in, but, he opted to miss it to give his body proper rest ahead of what can be quite a gruelling couple of months.
Djokovic has dominated everyone in the three quarters of the ongoing season so far and he would be willing it to have a good time on the hard courts as well to make sure everything gets finished on a high for him.
Djokovic will be the first seeded player at Rogers Cup. He will be followed by Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka.
If Roger Federer had been there, he would have been given the second seed, but, he withdrew citing the need for him to stay afresh for the US Open.
As far as Djokovic’s past shows in Canada are concerned, he has good memories of that country as he has won trophies there three times in the past and given his form, one can absolutely back him to have his fourth this time around especially with Federer not going to be there. Read more »
Novak Djokovic reckons his form at the moment is better than it ever has been.
Djokovic added another feather to his cap yesterday as he trumped the no. 2 player in the world, Roger Federer, in the title match of BNP Paribas Open.
It was the 4th time that Djokovic claimed the title at Indian Wells.
With this win, Djokovic also inched closer to Federer in head to head record.
Djokovic would certainly not have been over confident making his way into the clash as he had been beaten comprehensively by Federer in the previous two meetings.
But, he would have got a lot of confidence in the first set. He clearly dominated it with some exceptional shot-making skills, but, there was no way his wily opponent was going to throw in the towel so easily.
The following set was a fierce one and it got much closer. Finally, Federer clinched it in the tie break and the game seemed to be turning there.
The momentum was favouring Federer when the decider kicked off, but, Djokovic showed that he was not at the top of the World rankings for no reason.
It was clinical from the Serb at the end as he kept taking points one after another and the third set was finished sooner that one would have thought.
It was 6-2 Djokovic and the match was over. Read more »