A top tennis coach reveals Djokovic's needs: "He wants a lot from his team"

The Italian tennis coach Marco Panichi analyzed some interesting aspects of the Serbian champion's mentality

by Lorenzo Ciotti
A top tennis coach reveals Djokovic's needs: "He wants a lot from his team"
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One of Novak Djokovic's secrets is his ability to always bring new things to his game. And this mentality oriented towards constant self-improvement, allows the Serbian star to be super competitive at the age of 36. Marco Panichi, during the masterclass held at the Oltrepò Tennis Academy in Codevilla, underlined why this Serbian's talent is innate.

"There is more than one reason, but any consideration must start from the fact that Nole is genetically a phenomenon. One capable of doing everything with simplicity and consistency, but also capable of doing things that others are prevented from doing.

It can't always be copied. He knows how far he can push himself and therefore has the experience to understand what his body is telling him. We support him by giving him the weapons to further develop these innate abilities. Nole is a demanding champion, he wants a lot from himself and consequently those around him must adapt to these ambitions.

And to his motivation which is always very high, without suffering any drops. We start training again on December 10th. Then he goes to Australia and starts the Tour again," he explained.

And Novak Djokovic's need turned into glorious 2023

Novak Djokovic was the ruler of the 2023 tennis season.

The Serbian champion won three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, losing only the Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz in the fifth set, and won the ATP Masters 1000 in Cincinnati and Paris-Bercy. The Serbian subsequently set another record, winning the Nitto ATP Finals for the 7th time in his career.

No one has done better than him in history. Nole will be the favorite for the final victory also at the upcoming 2024 edition of the Australian Open, where he will try to win his 25th Slam title. We recall Djokovic also closed the 2023 tennis season on the throne of the ATP ranking, marking another week as No.1 record.