WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN 2014
Djokovic: 'I Expected More From Myself'
by ATP Staff|
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic suffered another setback in his run through the Emirates Airline US Open Series, falling in the Western & Southern Open third round to Tommy Robredo 7-6(6), 7-5. With the US Open starting in less than two weeks' time, the Serb now turns his focus on preparing for the final major of the season.
“Obviously [I] want to peak in New York,” said Djokovic. “It's disappointing that I had to lose here in my second match, and in Toronto as well. I expected more from myself, but I have to keep on going. A Grand Slam is coming up, and that's where I want to do well.”
Today's result followed a third-round exit for the 27-year-old Djokovic at the Rogers Cup last week at the hands of 13th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The Belgrade native was playing in his first two tournaments after winning the Wimbledon crown over Roger Federer and marrying his fiancee, Jelena Ristic. While Djokovic said he was not lacking of time on the practice courts, the Serb also stated he was not feeling like his usual self on the courts.
"Just many, many, many things are not clicking these two weeks on hard courts," explained Djokovic. "I'm not feeling very comfortable on the court."
Djokovic was attempting to become the first player to capture the Career Golden Masters, achieved by winning all nine ATP World Tour Masters 1000 trophies. Of Djokovic’s 19 Masters 1000 crowns, the Western & Southern Open trophy is the only one missing from his collection.
“I’m going to try to analyse the game with what I have done wrong in these couple of weeks," said Djokovic. "And that's why I have a team of people around me: to make sure I'm going in the right direction."