Novak was hardly on the radar before storming through this year’s Wimbledon. He had taken off the last four months of the 2017 season, dropped out of the top ten, and hadn’t won a slam in two years.
But things have changed. His settled on his team. His form and fitness are no longer question marks. He’s adjusted to the racquet modifications. Now he’s defending Wimbledon champion, and the secret’s out: he wants to take over world number one.
Rafa and Roger will be challenged to repeat their domination of 2017 to say the least. Welcome back, Novak.