What I like about Novak Djokovic is that he will look back at this season with probably a sense of disappointment on some levels despite some success. There were moments in March and coming into the US Open where there was a dip in form which he will look at improving in 2020.
Titles in Melbourne, Madrid, London, Tokyo and Paris would usually signal an excellent year but for a player like Novak Djokovic some pieces to his season were missing.
He began his year with an extraordinary fortnight of tennis down at Melbourne Park causing past Rafael Nadal in the final of the first major of 2019 but then things didn’t go to plan.
Following another year of early exits at Indian Wells and Miami it is understood that Novak Djokovic will approach a different plan ahead of the sunshine double.
During his career the Serb has won in Miami and Indian Wells a combined 11 times and has completed the sunshine double four times in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
His record in recent years hasn’t been that great.
Novak has won just three of his last six matches in the Californian Desert and just two of his last four in Miami.
He said following his early double exit that there will be a bit of a re-think coming into the double in 2020 but what could that be?
Will there be an addition to the schedule or even a change to training?
Nothing is confirmed but it is suggested that a trip back to Dubai is on the cards in February where Novak is a four time previous champion with his last title back in 2013. This at the end of February would add some much needed tennis after a post Australian Open lay-off.
Something that is confirmed is that Novak Djokovic will lead the line at the inaugural Adelaide International.
This does mean the Serb is set to play a full schedule before the Australian Open. He is already committed to the ATP Cup and the following week has now added Adelaide to his schedule.
This will be the first time as well since 2007 that Novak Djokovic will play a warm-up event a week before a major when the top players usually arrive on site early to prepare for one of the four majors.