Novak Djokovic wants it known that he is fired up for another Wimbledon campaign, but the three-time champion is also seeking inner tranquility that he does not expect to come from results on the tennis court.

A year to the day since he was beaten in the third round by Sam Querrey at the All Englan d Club, Djokovic was holding court again on Sunday and with an increasingly firm grasp on the direction he sees his life taking.

His demeanour against Querrey 12 months ago led to an inquisition that focused on whether his life away from tennis was a happy one.

And Djokovic has since made no secret of his search for personal contentment. The 30-year-old Serbian has in the past been a visitor to a Buddhist centre close to the All England Club.

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After losing his grip on all four of the grand slams that he briefly held at the same time, Djokovic is fighting to re-establish himself at the top of men’s tennis, but not at the expense of his well-being.

«When things are completely going your way, in this case in my professional tennis career, when I was winning constantly and being dominant in the tennis world, you’re happy and you’re content,» he said.

«You feel like everything is kind of revolving around tennis. But it’s not like that. Some other things were suffering during that time.

Records, prize money, ball boys & more: Wimbledon in numbers

Records, prize money, ball boys & more: Wimbledon in numbers

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    Wimbledon 2017 gets under way on Monday, July 3.

    Take a look at some of the stats around the championships.

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    9 — record number of singles wins, posted by Martina Navratilova.

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    31,600,000 — total prize money (£) for 2017 (a 12.5 per cent increase on last year).

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    250 — the number of ball boys and girls.

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    14,979 — the number of seats on Centre Court.

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    25 — number of years since Andre Agassi won his only Wimbledon singles crown.

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    665 — length in minutes (11 hours, 5 minutes) of the longest match in tennis history, when John Isner beat Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of their first-round match in 2010.

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    320,000 — glasses of Pimm’s consumed by spectators at Wimbledon 2016.

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    40 — the number of years since Virginia Wade won the women’s singles title, and John McEnroe made his debut.

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    39,000 — capacity in the grounds at any one time.

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    1875 — the year lawn tennis was introduced to the All England Croquet Club.

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«So it’s always figuring out what’s the right balance and right formula to be completely in peace and satisfied with yourself, and everything that you do.

«I used to base all my happiness on winning a tennis match. I think many athletes today are doing that.


«So I try not to do that anymore. Of course, I would love to win every single tennis match I play in, but I don’t try to take that as a very essential moment in my life which determines my happiness.

«It’s a different approach but I’m still here and I’m still motivated, I still keep on going. I’m still glad to experience whatever my professional tennis career has for me.»

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