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I needed some changes says Novak Djokovic

Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 01:48

Novak Djokovic says that he 'needed some changes' after dismissing his coaching staff last week but admits he doesn't know when he will get back to winning again

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SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER TWO NOVAK DJOKOVIC SAYS: "I am constantly trying to improve and get better. Obviously I have been very fortunate to experience the upwards direction of my career every since I have started, so this is now a different direction a little bit. In the first six months I haven't had too many of great results and that's why I needed some changes and I needed to approach things maybe a little bit differently, which is fine. "It is just that life throws new challenges at you and instead of avoiding them and ducking them I am trying to confront them and embrace them and I guess in the process get better as a person and as a tennis player. How long this process is going to last before I get to the winning terms again I don't know. I am just hoping I will get there again and that's all I can say." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD NUMBER TWO NOVAK DJOKOVIC SAYS: "I also know I will not stay by myself without a tennis coach for too long but again I don't want to rush that so I am just in the transition right now, and I am comfortable where I am right now because I know it is the right thing to do. It is the right place to stay, it was just meant to be for me this way, but I am sure that difficult paths lead to beautiful destinations so I am sticking with that." STORY: World number two Novak Djokovic, preparing to play in the Madrid Open this week, has been talking about his decision to drop his coaching staff and go it alone for a while. Djokovic stated on his website on Friday (May 4) that he was dispensing with the services of his coach Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic. Djokovic is trying to regain his form having been toppled from the number one position by Andy Murray, crashed out of Indian Wells and the Australian Open at an early stage, and failed to reach the semi-finals at Acapulco and Monte Carlo recently. The Serb used to be coached by former number one Boris Becker but split with the German at the end of 2016 after three years working together.

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I needed some changes says Novak Djokovic

Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 01:48