Novak Djokovic: Has Wimbledon's former champion rediscovered his mojo?


Wimbledon 2018 on the BBC
Venue: All England Club, Wimbledon Dates: 2-15 July
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Two years ago at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic entered the interview room crestfallen – the champion had just been dumped out at the third-round stage by Sam Querrey and was about to make a candid confession.

“It’s not an injury. It was some other things that I was going through privately,” he said. “I am in a position, like everybody else, like all of you, we all have private issues and things that are more challenges than issues, more things that we have to encounter and overcome in order to evolve as a human being.”

It was revelatory to some. Commentators, including tennis great John McEnroe, suggested the 31-year-old was having “off-court issues with the family”.