Djokovic's stamina issues - Do you think he will ever overcome them?

Will Djokovic overcome his stamina issues?

  • He will eventually overcome them

    Votes: 18 72.0%
  • They will always plague him to some degree

    Votes: 7 28.0%

  • Total voters
    25

PCXL-Fan

Hall of Fame
Seeing as stamina issues have plagued Djokovic throughout his entire career through many tournaments even during his years as a junior do you ever think this will be something he will completely overcome?

He's worked so hard to improve every aspect of his game and has multiple coaches to hone many aspects of his game and still they aren't able to make vast improvements on his stamina.

If you were watching on ESPN American channel, the commentators went into great depth during the match explaining Djokovic's MASSIVE drive and work ethic to do whatever it takes & ANYTHING to become NO.1. That has been his dream since he was a little kid and its always something that he believed he could achieve.
So that puts the idea that he's not training hard enough to build his stamina out of the picture.
I'm pretty sure its something chronic with his body that always one part or another of his body gives out, whether it be his back giving out, his legs cramping, loss of breath.

He's said that whats happening is he gets excited in the moment and he loses his breath, but I think thats just covering. He obviously doesn't want to admit a major chink in his armor to competitors, which they could obviously use to their advantage to beat him.

So what do you guys think given all this? Will he always be plagued to some degree by low stamina?

Thanks
 

PCXL-Fan

Hall of Fame
PLease delete my orginal thread since I forgot to add a poll to it andI'm too new of a member to edit my posts.(it says in the lower left corner box that i don't have privilage to edit my posts)

Thanks
 
I don't think he necessarily has stamina issues, but when he gets tight and nervous he has trouble controlling his breathing. That in itself will make you tired really fast.
 

gj011

Banned
He dose not have a stamina problem. He sometimes gets breathing problems but not due to lack of stamina.
 

dh003i

Legend
He dose not have a stamina problem. He sometimes gets breathing problems but not due to lack of stamina.

And you've come to the conclusion that him being winded at the end of the 3rd set wasn't due to poor stamina exactly how?
 

MilanATP#1

New User
And you've come to the conclusion that him being winded at the end of the 3rd set wasn't due to poor stamina exactly how?

Lets say you are a top athlete, to be a top athlete in a sport like tennis you need stamina. Stamina isnt a problem for him, if he had this problem he wouldnt be where he is. He has breathing problems that he has had surgery on ! If you take any well conditioned athlete and make them hold their breath and run, no matter what top condition they are in, they will not be able to keep this up for long ! Its simple physiology. His breathing problem gets in the way, and without a sufficient oxygen supply to his body, he will get tired quicker then other opponents. His body is conditioned and capable of going the distance, his oxygen deficiency problem prevents him from sometimes doing this.
 

ninman

Hall of Fame
Lets say you are a top athlete, to be a top athlete in a sport like tennis you need stamina. Stamina isnt a problem for him, if he had this problem he wouldnt be where he is. He has breathing problems that he has had surgery on ! If you take any well conditioned athlete and make them hold their breath and run, no matter what top condition they are in, they will not be able to keep this up for long ! Its simple physiology. His breathing problem gets in the way, and without a sufficient oxygen supply to his body, he will get tired quicker then other opponents. His body is conditioned and capable of going the distance, his oxygen deficiency problem prevents him from sometimes doing this.

In other words he has a stamina problem.
 

daddy

Legend
In other words he has a stamina problem.


In other words he has breathing problems which can effect his stamina once in a while, it tends to happen 2 - 3 times per year which can make him lose a match due to it. Its not a stamina problem by default.
 

PCXL-Fan

Hall of Fame
Stamina can be considered a whole body encompassing things. So if one part lets you down be it the heart, the lungs or the arms or the legs it effects the entire body.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
In other words he has breathing problems which can effect his stamina once in a while, it tends to happen 2 - 3 times per year which can make him lose a match due to it. Its not a stamina problem by default.

Under that carefree., cool exterior Djokovic may be a bundle of nerves, and this could account for his breathing problem, sudden fatigue, etc. The heat also appeared to be a factor yesterday...maybe a few months in Spain would playing in th e heat would help.
 
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bhallic24

Guest
Lol, to the guy vehemently denying that Djoker has stamina issues. The guy was panting and fatigued after a 3 setter with D.Ferrer in which he didn't have to do the majority of the running.

That my friend EQUALS Stamina PROBLEM! Lol. just accept it.

Maybe the rest will help.
 

daddy

Legend
Under that carefree., cool exterior Djokovic may be a bundle of nerves, and this could account for his breathing problem, sudden fatigue, etc. The heat also appeared to be a factor yesterday...maybe a few months in Spain would playing in th e heat would help.

As I understand it he had some operation done on the matter, I am not sure what it is, since nobody talks a lot about it, first it was said it is his nose then that it has to do with breathing ( once he was a set and a break up against wawrinka in final of atp event in 06 and collapsed - this was done after that at the end of 06 season ) but nothing more.
 

matchmaker

Hall of Fame
I guess, like other posters, he is a very nervous guy. He has always wanted to be number one so he really works himself up during matches. When someone is nervous he starts to breath quicker even though he is not making an effort. I think the key for him is being more relaxed but that is difficult if you want it so much...
 

daddy

Legend
Lol, to the guy vehemently denying that Djoker has stamina issues. The guy was panting and fatigued after a 3 setter with D.Ferrer in which he didn't have to do the majority of the running.

That my friend EQUALS Stamina PROBLEM! Lol. just accept it.

Maybe the rest will help.

Seriously do you remember uso 2nd round against dracula stepanek ? He looked really bad from 2nd set on till the end but you know what, it was breathing not stamina cause he went thru it and won. If it was stamina it would have worsened but it was constantly bad in the same way. He had cramping at about the same time as stepanek - end of 4th , and during 5th set - and stepanek we all know is very very well prepared. I think its not stamina, I can not exclude it 100%, there you go, its about as much as I can say on this matter.
 

yellowoctopus

Professional
Personally I think it's mostly mental for Djokovic and believe that he will learn to deal with it in time, look what Federer (and perhaps Agassi) have accomplished after they set their heads straight.

Most people never get rid of their 'stage fright' or whatever it is that makes them perform less than their normal ability at crucial moments, but they do eventually learn to work around it or lessen the effect. The more you do it, the less it becomes a factor....but I'm pretty sure I'm preaching to a choir here.
 
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