Photo: Novak Djokovic vows to come back stronger after US Open loss

Novak Djokovic has wasted little time in finding fresh motivation following his US Open exit

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Novak Djokovic has wasted little time in finding fresh motivation following his US Open exit.

The top seed was stunned by Kei Nishikori as the Japanese sealed a 6-4 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 semi-final win in sweltering conditions in New York on Saturday night.

Djokovic, who is due to play in the Davis Cup for Serbia against India this week, won the Wimbledon title by beating Roger Federer earlier this year.

And the 27-year-old took to his official Instagram account on Sunday evening to show that he is more determined than ever to bounce back from the defeat.

The Serb posted a picture of himself in training in a gym, along with the message: “Pain today is strength tomorrow”.

Djokovic made no excuses for his defeat by Nishikori on Saturday, saying: “I think he just played better in these conditions than I did. I just wasn’t managing to go through the ball in the court.

“It was not easy to play in these conditions, but also he had more hours spent on the court. So it’s no excuse.”

Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign highly-rated 22-year-old
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
Mikel Arteta delivers open update about William Saliba for Arsenal fans
Rio Ferdinand
‘Wow’: Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes react to Man United star’s display
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes urges Man United to sign highly-rated 22-year-old
Michael Owen
Michael Owen reveals his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea FC
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard delivers update on Chelsea FC star Callum Hudson-Odoi
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Erste Bank Open: Tsitsipas and Sinner join youthful line-up in Vienna’s second round
Rio Ferdinand
‘Wow’: Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes react to Man United star’s display
Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard delivers update on Chelsea FC star Callum Hudson-Odoi