Cape Town - Tennis legend Ilie Nastase believes former world number one Novak Djokovic will pull himself out of his current slump.
Late last year, Andy Murray unseated Djokovic after his long reign at the top of the ATP rankings.
There have been rumbles that Djokovic time at the top of men's tennis
is over, given recent reports that tennis is no longer his top priority
given his new family.
Nonetheless, Nastase - a two-time grand slam winner - believes it’s a matter of time before Djokovic bounces back.
"I think he's going to be back," the 70-year-old is quoted as saying on Sky Sports.
"He can just play from Monday to Sunday and start fresh on Monday
like others. People don't understand that. There's just pressure for him
to win week-by-week and you get tired and you cannot concentrate for so
"Maybe the other guys play well, that's also possible. But Djokovic
is a great champion and you have to count on him coming back, that's for
sure. He's a fighter."