Djokovic changes focus
... Says ranking, titles no longer his priorities
PAKISTAN *Azhar Ali c wkp Ramdin b Gabriel Sharjeel Khan c Narine b Benn Babar Azam c Pollard b C Brathwaite Shoaib Malik c Benn b Narine +Sarfraz Ahmed c wkp Ramdin b Holder Mohammad Rizwan run out Imad Wasim b C Brathwaite Mohammad Nawaz c Holder b C Brathwaite Wahab Riaz run out Mohammad Amir not out Hasan Ali not out
19 0 3 2 10 284 1-0 (Azhar Ali, 0.1 overs), 2-82 (Sharjeel Khan, 14.2), 3-93 (Shoaib Malik, 17.4), 4-192 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 35), 5211 (Mohammad Rizwan, 39.1), 6-239 (Babar Azam, 42.1), 7-269 (Imad Wasim, 46.3), 8-269 (Wahab Riaz, 46.4), 9-281 (Mohammad Nawaz, 48.1)
Gabriel 8-0-53-1 (w2, nb1), Holder 7-0-35-1, C Brathwaite 10-0-54-3, Benn 10-0-46-1, Narine 10-0-58-1 (w1), Pollard 4-0-34-0 (w1).
J Charles c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir K Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali DM Bravo b Mohammad Nawaz M Samuels b Wahab Riaz +D Ramdin c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Nawaz K Pollard c Sharjeel Khan b Mohammad Nawaz *J Holder b Imad Wasim C Brathwaite b Mohammad Nawaz S Narine c Imad Wasim b Hasan Ali S Benn not out S Gabriel b Hasan Ali 1-0.
Babar Azam. 0 54 120 6
35 11 24 20
14 12 46
9 1 15 23 16 2 9 175 1-27 (Charles, 7.4 overs), 2-41 (K Brathwaite, 12.2), 3-54 (Bravo, 17), 4-89 (Ramdin, 23.2), 5-99 (Pollard, 25.1), 6103 (Holder, 26.5), 7-125 (CR Brathwaite, 30.4), 8-135 (Samuels, 33.1), 9-166 (Narine, 36.2), 10-175 (Gabriel, 38.4)
Imad Wasim 8-0-36-1, Mohammad Amir 5-1-21-1, Hasan Ali 5.4-014-3, Wahab Riaz 6-0-27-1 (nb1), Shoaib Malik 4-0-29-0 (w2), Mohammad Nawaz 100-42-4. Pakistan won by 111 runs (D/L method). Pakistan lead three-match series BELGRADE, Serbia (AP): NOVAK DJOKOVIC says Grand Slam trophies and the No. 1 ranking are no longer his priorities.
The top-ranked Serb, who has won 12 major titles, said, after a light training session in Belgrade yesterday, that he felt emotionally drained after winning the French Open in June for his first Grand Slam on clay. He became only the third man to win all four major tournaments in a row, something last done almost 50 years ago.
“I psychologically felt huge pressure, and now I’m no longer thinking about the number of titles. If they come, super! I will accept them,” Djokovic said. “After all, tennis is not the only thing in the world.”
He had a poor midseason, losing early at Wimbledon and the Olympics, and was undone in the US Open final. He has reportedly had physical and personal issues, which reflected on his recent results.
Djokovic said he will “sit and talk” with his coach, Boris Becker, about their future cooperation. The German has helped Djokovic win seven Grand Slam titles.
“I’m happy with the cooperation ... . He helped me a lot,” Djokovic said.
He withdrew from the China Open next week because of an elbow injury. He said he expects to play at the Shanghai Masters from October 10.
Djokovic said the “micro injury” hampered his serve during the US Open, where he was stopped in the final by Stanislas Wawrinka.
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