Novak Djokovic is on top of the tennis world and still rising. He won the last Wimbledon and U.S. Open and is now in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. If he wins this one, that would give him the record of most wins at the Australian Open with seven.
He’s really improved over the last season after making these changes. Going back to his old serve seems to have been exactly what the doctor ordered. Djokovic won 90 percent of his service games from Wimbledon through the end of the season, doing so with the old serve. This serve helped him win 77 percent of his first serve points, reminiscent of Djokovic in 2015, when he had his best season to date.
He’s had a remarkable year, winning two of the major tournaments: the U.S. Open and the Australian Open.
Djokovic missed several months of play due to an elbow injury a couple years back. He then changed his serve in order to put less stress on the elbow. But his serve just wasn’t as effective.
But in 2018, he was able to get back to his old ways and it sure has made a difference. Djokovic plays in the semi-finals this week against Lucas Pouille of France. His famous serve, back to its former self is primed to get him to the finals against Rafael Nadal. It should be an interesting match but Pouille has to put up quite a fight to take down the number one player in the world.