Novak Djokovic is already rolling out plans to reclaim the number one spot in the ATP world rankings come next year. The Serbian was toppled from the much-coveted position by Rafael Nadal, making him finish the 2019 season at position two. However, Djokovic does not even think a bit that things might start going downhill for him in terms of his tennis career. The 32-year-old believes that he has what it takes to continue winning more ATP tour titles in 2020. This year he won a total of five titles including two Masters 1000, two grand slam titles and 500 titles.
The Serbian also enjoyed a 57-11-win loss record during the ATP Tour. He is now determined to improve tremendously in the upcoming season that begins in January. Already, he has started making significant changes ahead of the new season, with the hope of getting positive results will come next year.
Novak Djokovic hopes for improved performances next season
One of the changes Djokovic is planning to implement is to have one coach at every tennis competition. Previously he has been working with both Goran Ivanisevic and Marian Vajda at each of his ATP Tour outing. However, that is set to change in the new season.
Ivanisevic confirmed the changes in an interview with Zurnal a Serbian website. He said,” We start with training on December 9 in Monte Carlo, and on the 16th we go to the exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Then we get to Christmas in Dubai, when Marianne Vajda takes the lead role and goes to Australia with Novak Djokovic.”
Novak’s idea to alternate coaches
Goran Ivanisevic also confirmed that it was Novak’s idea to alternate coaches in the coming season, reports Zurnal. His desire to work with one coach at a time is to ensure he finishes the 2020 season at number one in the ATP rankings. However, Ivanisevic still maintained that he would be actively involved in supporting Djokovic. He also added that he would be in Australia during the Davis Cup Finals after being named as a potential candidate to captain Croatia and also due to his eternal love for the tournament.
He said, “Novak wants to have only one coach with him. So, Marianne and I agreed that he would be at the Australian Open and at Roland Garros and I at Wimbledon and at the Ju-Es Open. A similar division will be in other competitions. I will be in Melbourne too, but because of the veteran tournament, I love to participate.”
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.2, Novak played his last match on the 14th of November when he lost to Roger Federer 6-4 6-3 in the Round Robin in London.
This year Djokovic has a 54-11 win-loss record. The Serbian has won 5 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Madrid, in Wimbledon, in Tokyo and in Paris. Djokovic was the finalist in Rome.