Djokovic changes fo­cus

... Says rank­ing, ti­tles no longer his pri­or­i­ties

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT -

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.

West Indies.

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.


SCORE­BOARD Pak­istan vs West Indies – 1st ODI

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