“Rethink” for next year; Djokovic not happy with early exit

Novak Djokovic is not a happy man. The world number one is in no danger of losing that ranking but another poor showing at the sunshine double has led to question his preparation for the tournament

After winning in Melbourne he decided to take an extended break from 27th Jan until the beginning of Indian Wells two weeks ago but a third round exit there and a fourth round exit here to Agut has led him to admit he will be rethinking his preparations for 2020.

It was a strange match against Agut who I will be writing about in the coming days who once again proved to be a stubborn opponent.

First five games it was all Novak but Agut slowly found his feet and for Novak he moved well but did seem laboured in his striking of the ball especially the backhand which seemed to be hit with a little hesitancy to it and well Agut and his forehand grew into the match and took Novak’s defence apart which on a slow hard court in Miami is a slight worry.

Novak now has a view weeks before Monte Carlo and of course Madrid and Rome following there. He has nothing to defend there these two defeats will hurt him but at the same time there are bigger objectives…

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