Djokovic bends but doesn’t break
Novak Djokovic is the most flexible player ever in tennis. It’s not only his body; it’s his mind.
He’s the best ever at overcoming adversity. He’s rarely ever out of a match. Seemingly on the ropes, he often finds another gear to raise his game, solidify under pressure, and out-think and out-work his opponents.
He hasn’t been able to sustain the super-human level that won him his first ever French Open also last year. But after a 12-month funk of ups and downs, leading to a separation with his former team, Novak’s bouncing back on the 2017 clay season. He beat Dominic Thiem in Rome and showing signs of resurgence at Roland Garros.
Inspired and guided by his childhood idol Andre Agassi, Djokovic seems in a more positive space than the past year. He’s “Djoking” again, on the court and in press conferences.
Agassi played some of his best tennis after age 30. Can Djokovic?
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