Alex Corretja: Novak Djokovic needs to just recover his feelings
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Novak Djokovic is preparing for Wimbledon where he will have a big challenge to try to get closer to Rafael Nadal. Novak will have a difficult task, but we know how ready the Serb is, and how much he can. Alex Corretja believes that Djokovic likes to play on the grass and that he must forget about previous things and focus on what awaits him now.
"Novak, he loves grass," he said for eurosport. "He likes to play there and he knows the surface very well, he adjusts very well to these conditions. I know maybe he didn't win Roland-Garros, and that was a little bit like, okay, he was trying to be ready.
But Rafa played an unbelievable match [at Roland-Garros] and I think it should give him the calm to say 'okay, I gave everything I had and now I need to focus on another thing'
Now it's grass court season.
Corretja believes that other opponents will have an extremely difficult task to beat Novak Djokovic, who won Wimbledon last year and is the favorite to do the same this year. "He's always going to be there.
Novak, I think starting the tournament, you know that he might be probably the man to beat because he's been doing very well. He's been winning there.
"He's the defending champion, and I think it's going to be super difficult to beat him.
He serves great, he returns perfect, he moves well, he plays deep.
"So I don't think there are too many guys on the draw that they really feel that they can beat Novak best-of-five on grass." What Novak Djokovic needs to focus on is his game.
We know how mentally strong he is and that he can really do anything when he wants. There are many big names in this tournament and we will see if Djokovic can reach the 21st Grand Slam. Already now, Rafael Nadal has 2 more, which will be a huge motive for Djokovic.
"I think it will depend a lot on how he feels and about pressure or not," he said.
"I feel like Rafa Nadal now, he left a little [bit of a gap] with the Slams and now Djokovic needs to just recover his feelings.
"I don't think he needs to think about Rafa or Rafa about Novak.
"Right now, they have this little gap. Let's play and see how we feel after the tournament and see how it goes."