Djokovic Called 'Master Of Calendar' After Skipping Asian Swing After US Open Win

Djokovic Called 'Master Of Calendar' After Skipping Asian Swing After US Open Win

by Evita Mueller

Novak Djokovic last played at the Davis Cup Finals in Valencia, opting to skip the Asian swing, and Alex Corretja praised his mastery of the calendar.

Novak Djokovic started to manage his calendar fairly early in his career, opting to focus on those events he seemed to be of a bigger priority. The most important events were always the Grand Slams for him, and everything he did was towards the goal of winning them.

He won a lot of them in recent years, which demonstrates how well he's been scheduling his events lately, especially as he got up there in age. Former player Alex Corretja spoke to Eurosport about Djokovic, calling him the master of the calendar.

I think Djokovic is the master of the calendar because he knows exactly what he needs to do in every moment. But in order to do that, you need to know your body, you need to know your game. You need to know exactly where is your pick, at which moments.

So I think Novak does that very well, but at the same time, it's very difficult because it's not easy not to compete a month and a half and then show up and be ready to do that.

You need to accept the situation the first few days, that maybe you don't feel as good because the other players, they've been playing a lot and you being home - even if you are practicing - is different.

Djokovic opted to skip the Asian Tour this year despite having a huge fan base in the continent. His last experience there at the Tokyo Olympics was painful so he opted to just rest up after the US Open and focus on the last few events with the ATP Finals and Davis Cup Finals being of huge importance.


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