'Djokovic wasn't himself on court, he had dropped mentally' - Mouratoglou


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'Djokovic wasn't himself on court, he had dropped mentally' - Mouratoglou

In an interview to L'Equipe, Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou commented on Novak Djokovic's recent success. 'We found the same Novak, like if he came back after a two-year break where he was elsewhere', Mouratoglou said.

'We found him intact. Like before. He was extremely dominant, he is again. It confirms the impression we had at the time: his fall was essentially mentally. On the court he was not himself, anger lacked, you could not recognize him.

Since everything was there again, it does not surprise that he cameback so quickly. It's a story of personality, he is a great champion.' Jeremy Chardy, who faced Djokovic in the Rolex Shanghai Masters second round, said: 'I felt that Novak was there.

He was injured, had lost a little bit of confidence. That's all. When he beat me in the Queen's semifinals in June, I told him, Don't worry! And we spoke again when we met each other in Paris. He told me: "You were not wrong, I did not lose many games since then...".

We laughed.' Djokovic speaks many languages and he feels proud about it: 'I think I was never really afraid to make mistakes, you know, and errors. There are people that, you know, I understand also don't want to speak because they don't want to embarrass themselves.

But I was embarrassing myself and still do up to this day a lot. But I don't really see it that way. I actually see it that's the only way how you can learn, through socialization and, you know, being able to speak and make mistakes and learn.

I mean, that's what life is all about.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title