The first five months of the season was a car crash.
Djokovic fell to Hyeon Chung in the fourth round of Melbourne and following then he had a break. What followed went from bad to worse.
First round defeats in Miami and Indian Wells were followed by poor showings in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid and at this point his season win/loss was 6/6.
Djokovic then arrived in Rome.
He had a good week making the semi-finals after seeing off Nishikori but losing to Nadal ended his run.
Roland Garros came and it was a challenge for the Serb who had to fight very hard to progress through each round, then popped up Marco Cecchinato who stunned the world with his run to the semi-finals seeing off Novak Djokovic in four sets to progress to the semi-finals.
Djokovic was fuming. His press conference was held in a side room where he said he wouldn’t know if he was playing grass season at all.
Many said Djokovic had lost it at this point. I said it showed he cared and he expected better.
Don’t write him off.
He then came back to Queens Club after a few years away and he looked determined but that final defeat to Marin Cilic ignited him once again.
What he did at Wimbledon was simply incredible. To go from where he was to winning the Wimbledon title was quite insane. The level of performance against Khachanov, Edmund, Nishikori, Anderson and the level he reached to see off Nadal in the semi-final was simply incredible.
Following Wimbledon he had around a month off. What a 6 weeks it had been for him. He then ran into Stefanos Tsitsipas who ran him around the courts of Toronto but despite that blip you knew he would be back.
Djokovic went on a 22 match winning streak. He won Cincinnati becoming the only player to win the whole collection of Masters 1000 events, New York and Shanghai were ticked off the list next but final defeats to Khachanov and Zverev in the finals of Paris and London respectively have put a question mark over a couple of recent defeats but you cannot fault what he has achieved.
When he arrived in Rome his win/loss was 6/6. He lost confidence, he brought back Vajda, he won two Grand Slams, two Masters 1000 titles, 22 matches in a row and went from No.22 to No.1 in the world in less than 6 months.
Now that is phenomenal.
The BEST comeback of all time!