'Wouldn't Worry About Novak's Mindset': Djokovic Backed To Bounce Back By Navratilova

'Wouldn't Worry About Novak's Mindset': Djokovic Backed To Bounce Back By Navratilova

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic had a terrible week in Indian Wells and withdrew from the Miami Open, but that doesn't worry legendary player Martina Navratilova.

Champions are champions because they know how to deal with adversity. Djokovic has had to deal with a lot of adversity in his life so far, and he was amazing at it, which is why legendary player Navratilova isn't too worried after a rough start to this year.

He was beaten by a better player in Australia and a player who had a better day at the recent Indian Wells Open, and we'll see what happens in the coming weeks after he withdrew from the Miami Open.

None of what happened this year is too worrying for Navratilova, who spoke to Sky Sports, and expects him to bounce back strong in the coming months.

"Sinner played a flawless match in Australia and that’s what it takes to beat someone as good as Novak Djokovic. And also after that Novak took six weeks off, and it’s great that he can take that kind of time off, but you have to be rusty a little bit."

Djokovic made sure to travel early to Indian Wells because he knew he would be quite rusty. It didn't really help because while he was well rested, he was quite rusty, and Nardi was able to take advantage of that.

"You’re rested but you rusted so you need those matches to get back into the swing of things, and Novak ran into a guy who was really hot that day. What happens when you get older is the bad days are worse. You have to have it (doubt) no matter what."

"Even if you don’t have it, the press reminds you. I wouldn’t worry about it if you have Novak’s mindset, and I’m sure he’s not worried about it at all."


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