Novak Djokovic admits he needs a rethink after miserable Miami Open exit

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Novak Djokovic says he will have to rethink how he prepares for the Sunshine Double after crashing out of the Miami Open.

The world number one was dumped out of the competition by Roberto Bautista Agut, meaning he has failed to reach a quarter-final at either Miami or Indian Wells for two years running.

“It’s not the first time I lose early in both tournaments,” Djokovic said.

“I have done that the last couple of years. So definitely have to rethink how I prepare for Indian Wells and Miami next year.”

“This kind of match, I should not have lost. So many opportunities.

“Just way too many wasted opportunities. This is what happens when you don’t capitalise on time.”

Djokovic will now turn his attention to the European clay court season, where he will attempt to dethrone Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros to extend his Grand Slam winning streak to four.

“I grew up on clay, so I like playing on clay,” he said.

“We’ll see. I definitely have to play better than I have these couple of tournaments.”


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