Djokovic returns in Shanghai
Originally published on 11/10/16 00:00
The world No.1 is playing in his first tournament since his US Open final defeat to Stan Wawrinka after a summer of mixed fortunes.
After finally completing his career Grand Slam at Roland Garros, Djokovic suffered a shock third round defeat to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon. He won a fourth Masters 1000 title of the year in Toronto but lost in the first round at Rio 2016 to Juan Martin Del Potro before falling at the final hurdle in New York.
Djokovic pulled out of last week’s China Open with an elbow injury, but he returns to action at the Shanghai Rolex Masters, where the three-time champion is determined to start enjoying himself on court again.
“My approach is just different,” admitted Djokovic. “The last three months were up and down, a little bit with oscillations, but generally I didn't find that kind of satisfaction on the court, which is the very reason and the source of my motivation to play tennis.
“So that's my priority now, to get back into that inner joy and really feeling happy for being on the court, and everything else comes second and behind that.”