Novak Djokovic admits his loss of form has been “hard to accept” after shrugging off his fall from grace with a crucial win in the Davis Cup.
Djokovic put Serbia on track for the Davis Cup semi-finals when he gave his country a winning start in their quarter final against Spain with a straight sets victory over Albert Ramos Vinolas.
It was a much-needed confidence boost for the world number two after enduring the toughest period of his career since winning the French Open last year.
Djokovic has lost his Wimbledon, US and Australian Open titles, along with surrendering his world number one spot to Andy Murray.
“I have lost my best game in the last few months,” said Djokovic.
“It was hard for me to accept after being on top for the last six years but today’s match shows that I can get back to winning ways.
“I am very happy with my performance today which is very encouraging because I now know I am on the right path to discovering my best form.”