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“Too much pressure”: Mouratoglou shocked by Djokovic

Patrick Mouratoglou has an explanation for Novak Djokovic's loss to Jannik Sinner in the Australian Open semifinals. Mouratoglou believes Djokovic broke because of the special pressure on him in Melbourne. But he is sure that the Serb will find his old strength again.

last edit: Jan 29, 2024, 02:39 pm

It's always like that with Patrick Mouratoglou. On the one hand, the star trainer always knows how to present himself very well, which often causes many of his companions to shake their heads. On the other hand, the former coach of Serena Williams and Holger Rune also always provides exciting food for thought. Is that also the case with his latest statement? That's probably up to each observer.

But to the point: In an Instagram video, Mouratoglou said that Novak Djokovic was simply “not present” in the semi-finals of the Australian Open against Jannik Sinner . "It was very shocking to see Novak so unable to play in a Grand Slam semi-final. Djokovic played a match that was one of the worst I have seen from him."

"Djokovic will win two or three Grand Slams this year"

But Mouratoglou is sure that Djokovic is also relieved after the defeat against Sinner that he no longer has to constantly calculate his records in Melbourne. The pressure of being unbeaten at Melbourne Park simply became too much. Djokovic took a similar direction after his defeat against Sinner and said that it was "almost a good thing to give up a game to reset and refocus."

For the rest of the season, Mouratoglou is not worried about being number 1 in the world: "I still think Novak will win two to three more Grand Slams this year."



Jan 29, 2024, 02:45 pm
last edit: Jan 29, 2024, 02:39 pm