2018: The year Novak Djokovic returned to the top of world tennis

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  • Thu, 12/27/2018 - 09:12
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After having the year 2017 full of injuries, which made him go outside the top 10, the Serbian Novak Djokovic took time for himself and to recover, and in 2018 he proved that he is one of the great ones of the present time and that has the material to carve out a place in the history of the tennis.

The Serbian, apart from having elbow surgery, he also changed the coaching staff, when separating from Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek to return with Marian Vajda, who he had won all its great titles in the past with.

Going back to his basic principles, in training, in physical preparation and even in food, produced results, as the Belgrade-born began to add victories little by little to go climbing in the ranking, leaving position 22 to be located close from the top 10.

His first big result of the year came after the clay court season and the start of the season in the grass, with his runner-up in the Queens Tournament, where he lost against Croatian Marin Cilic.

Wimbledon was the twist of fate for Djokovic, as he arrived to win his thirteenth Grand Slam title in a superb performance in which only Rafael Nadal overshadowed him, with a match of two days and a duration of five hours and 17 minutes in the semifinals.

He added his Grand Slam title number 14 in the US Open, with a great victory against the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro, and reached Pete Sampras in third place among the multiple winners of tournaments of this type.

He also added victories in the Masters of Cincinnati and Shanghai and took advantage of the absence of Rafael Nadal in much of the season to materialize a recovery never seen in the Circuit, taking the position of number one in the world on November 5.


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