Novak Djokovic lost in the quarterfinals of the French Open on Wednesday in straight sets. It was just his latest disappointment in the Grand Slam events and it shows that Djoker’s reign of dominance is over.
In a 22-Grand Slam stretch that began with the 2011 Australian Open and ended with the 2016 French Open, Djokovic won 11 Slams and was the runner-up six times. Only once in that stretch (2014 Australian Open) did Djokovic fail to reach the semifinals. Djokovic has played in four Grand Slams since that run and he has only advanced past the quarterfinals once and twice he he was knocked out by the third round.
There is still plenty of time for Djokovic to right the ship, but for now, mediocrity has become the norm.
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