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Djokovic's Struggle


Novak Djokovic has published an open letter on his website explaining the mental struggles he has overcome in order to claim his fourth Wimbledon title. The former World No.1 has found it difficult to get back on track since he is currently coming back from an injured right elbow that needed surgery and forced him off the tour for the last half of 2017. As his losses accumulated, his ranking fell out of the top 20 for the first time in more than a decade. He grew so frustrated with his form that he spoke ahead about skipping the Wimbledon Tournament altogether. He says, "Injury was one of the issues, the other big one was any motivation. I didn't have problems to practice and to enjoy the tennis court but I had mental hurdles when I had to compete. One day I will share more in depth what kind of challenges I had to face and how I felt. I have always respected people that share their most vulnerable moments as their turning points in finding true strength that inspires so many people. I was vulnerable so many times in the last few years. And I am still vulnerable. I am not ashamed of it. In contrary, it makes me more true to myself and others. It allows me to get closer to people. It allows me to "dig deep" and analyze what is truly happening inside of me. I am able to create a strateg...

...y and overcome this occurring issue and move on as a stronger, wiser, happier humanbeing." You see, folks, the different aspects that make a tennis player a good player are not only limited to fitness. A strong mind should also be present. Leave your thoughts and comments below!


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