But Djokovic said he was attempting to stay calm about his injury worries and lack of form. “But in life, you know, these particular things happen for a reason.
The tennis legend spoke about the Serbian player’s period of poor form, likening it to the troubled golfer, 41, who has gone through a high-profile divorce, an arrest and problems with prescription medication.
Djokovic has found himself in a malaise as of late.
Not only is he struggling to reach the mountaintop on the sport's biggest stages, but he's captured just a single ATP Tour title so far in 2017.
He wed wife Jelena back in 2014 and they are currently expecting their second child following the birth of their two-year-old son Stefan.Gencic then worked with Djokovic for the next six years.During this time, the war in former Yugoslavia and the bombing of Belgrade meant that, for almost three months, Djokovic and his family would spend a few hours in the middle of each night in the basement.The 58-year-old suggested Djokovic, 30, who kicked off his Wimbledon campaign yesterday, was distracted by “some off-court issues with the family”. If you're distracted you're not the same player.”The American continued: “The person that comes to mind immediately with Novak is not a tennis player, it's actually a golfer: Tiger Woods."When he had the issues with his wife and then he seemed to go completely off the rails and has never been even close to being the same player.”Mc Enroe, who recently sparked controversy with remarks about Serena Williams, claimed people were starting to ask if the same was possible with Djokovic, who has dropped to world number four.He added: "I think there's a big difference, one is the age, but two the health.Novak Djokovic retired from the 2017 Wimbledon Championships in the quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych on Wednesday due to an elbow injury.