Novak Djokovic Adopts Unique Method to Recover From Defeat at French Open 2020

October 17, 2020 2:55 pm

Tennis players have their own unique ways of dealing with a tough defeat. While some like to jump into training right away, many like to take some time off and recharge their batteries while doing various things. For Novak Djokovic, the recovery is more about re-energizing himself with ‘positive energy’.

After losing to Rafael Nadal, the world number one headed to the ancient pyramids in Visoko, a city in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The pyramids there are also known as the ‘energy pyramids’.

Djokovic is spending time in the tunnels there, which are said to be 25,000 years old. Additionally, many believe the land there has healing powers.

Djokovic attested to the same, saying that the place has a direct impact on energy and recovery. He believes all athletes should spend some time there.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – October 5, 2020 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his fourth round match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Why Novak Djokovic is spending time in the pyramids

I would like to invite all athletes to come here and spend time in the tunnels. The stay helps to pump oxygen into the lungs,” Djokovic said of his time there. “This has a direct effect on regeneration and recovery, which is important for all athletes,” the Serbian superstar added.

This is not Djokovic’s first visit to the pyramids in Visoko. Djokovic and wife, Jelena, visited the ‘energy pyramids’ earlier this year as well. This was after their coronavirus positive test in July. Spending time there helped them recover from the difficult situation better.

Djokovic loved the feeling at the pyramids back then. “If there is a paradise on earth, it is here,” he said.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France -Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with the runners up trophy after losing the French Open final against Spain’s Rafael Nadal REUTERS/Charles Platiau

What next for the world number one?

Djokovic is not a stranger to bouncing back from defeats and adversities. However, his latest defeat would hurt more than usual. Djokovic dropped a 0-6 set in the French Open 2020 final as he lost in straight sets. To top it off, he lost to Nadal, one of his biggest rivals on the court.

The 33-year-old’s next stop is the ATP Vienna Open. Interestingly, he prioritized playing in Vienna over defending his Paris Masters title. After Vienna, Djokovic plays the ATP Finals in London.

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Aayush Majumdar

Aayush Majumdar is a NASCAR and tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is an avid follower of both the sports as well as many other. He has been covering sports events and writing on sports since 2017. His experience includes prior work as a sports reporter at a leading English daily in India. Aayush has also worked with leading digital platform Hotstar as a sports content contributor. He is a bronze medalist Sports Management Graduate. When he is not writing on sports, he is still watching them with utmost passion and is a big follower of Manchester United and Rafael Nadal.

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