Djokovic Admits That His Serving Woes Are Serious

April 18, 2010 · Print This Article

After his straight set defeat to Fernando Verdasco during the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, world No. 2 Novak Djokovic told the assembled media that his serve has become a serious issue.

“Well, this is one of the things that I would like to improve, the serve,” admitted Djokovic. “I think everybody sees that my serve isn’t working.  It’s not like something that I don’t know.”

Confessing that his serving problems have become more mental than physical, the Serb will take next week off Tour while hitting the practice courts before traveling to Rome.

“Just got automatically in my head that I lost my balance in the serve, I lost the rhythm,” confessed the world No. 2.”It’s not easy to get it back. “I guess I have to spend a lot of hours on the court working and hoping that it’s going to come back.”

There is no doubt that the tampering of Djokovic’s serve was a by-product of his former coach Todd Martin. Releasing Martin of his duties prior to the start of the clay-court season, Djokovic will undoubtedly have a tough time in mending his current serving woes.

Quotes courtesy of ASAP.

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