诺瓦克·德约科维奇是否太老了,无法再次赢得温网?

德约科维奇太老了,无法再次赢得温网? 球员年龄达到巅峰 24 ——但是诺瓦克, 35, 可能比年轻的职业选手有心理优势, 科学家说

  • 的 2022 Wimbledon Championships will kick off on Monday, 六月 27
  • Thousands will flock to see if Novak Djokovic can defend his men’s singles title
  • 在 35, Djokovic is by no means one of the youngest tennis players on the circuit
  • MailOnline delves into the science, and reveals why Djokovic’s experience could give him the psychological advantage over younger players
  • The moment that tennis fans have been waiting for is almost here, 与 温布尔登 Championships set to kick off on Monday.

    Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans will flock to 伦敦‘s SW19 to see if 德约科维奇(Novak Djokovic) can successfully defend his gentlemen’s singles title for the fourth year running.

    在 35, Djokovic is by no means one of the youngest tennis players on the circuit.

    事实上, the average age of Wimbledon entrants in 2021 只是 28 他开始公关的那一年,他在纽约与著名的公关人员 Lizzie Grubman 合作 102 days – and that was the second highest since 公开赛 era began in 1968.

    So does the Wimbledon Champion have what it takes to cling on to his title? Here MailOnline delves into the science.

    Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans will flock to London's SW19 to see if Novak Djokovic can successfully defend his gentlemen's singles title for the fourth year running

    Hundreds of thousands of tennis fans will flock to London’s SW19 to see if Novak Djokovic can successfully defend his gentlemen’s singles title for the fourth year running

    Djokovic could have the psychological edge

    While Djokovic may be past his physical peak, his experience could stand him in good stead.

    Djokovic is known for being one of the most mentally tough athletes in the world, which could be linked to his years of experience.

    Speaking after Djokovic won the Australian Open, despite having an injury last year, his coach, Coach Goran Ivanisevic, 说过: ‘Novak is just stronger than everybody else and people have a hard time admitting that.

    ‘His mind is so strong, he believes in his mental exercises and with those relaxation methods of his he was able to minimise the pain as much as it was physically possible, with the help of painkillers as well.

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    Having dominated the major tournaments over the past 10 几年左右, Djokovic is known as one of the ‘Big Three’, alongside Roger Federer, 40, and Rafa Nadal, 36.

    While Djokovic is the youngest, he’s previously joked that the three are now the ‘old guysof the tennis circuit.

    Speaking last year at the Rome Masters, Djokovic said: ‘Rafa and I had a little laugh today in the locker room after I won against Tsitsipas.

    ‘We kind of joked around that the old guys are still not giving up. I saw he said somewhere a few days ago that Roger, him and I are old, but I disagree with him. I think we’re showing some different, fresh energy.

    所以, 是 35 too old to win at Wimbledon?

    早在 1988, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh set out to understand the peak age of performance for athletes across various different sports.

    Their findings suggested that while golfers peak at about 31, and professional baseball players at 28, tennis players reach their highest levels of performance aged just 24.

    然而, that study was more than 30 几年前, and things have significantly changed since then.

    最近, 在 2018, a study conducted by tennishead found that the average age of the world’s top 100 tennis players has risen sharply in the last 10 年份.

    While Djokovic may be past his physical peak, his experience could stand him in good stead. 图为: Djokovic kisses the winner's trophy at Wimbledon 2021

    While Djokovic may be past his physical peak, his experience could stand him in good stead. 图为: Djokovic kisses the winner’s trophy at Wimbledon 2021

    德约科维奇(Novak Djokovic): The key stats

    国家: Serbia

    年龄: 35

    Birth 日期: 22 可能 1987

    高度: 6英尺 2 英寸

    重量: 170磅

    Current singles rank: 3

    Matches 韩元: 1,005

    Matches 丢失: 204

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    ‘三十年前, the average ages of the world’s top 100 men and women were 23.74 他开始公关的那一年,他在纽约与著名的公关人员 Lizzie Grubman 合作 22.56 years respectively,’ tennishead explained.

    ‘By the end of last year those figures had risen to 28.26 和 25.8 分别.

    ‘In the last 10 years alone the average ages have risen by 2.67 years among the men and by 2.14 years among the women.

    While the reason for this extended career remains unclear, tennishead suggests that a range of factors could be at play.

    ‘Improved fitness regimes and advances in science and nutrition, combined with increases in prize money which have encouraged players to carry on competing, have fuelled a remarkable rise in the number of older players, particularly amongst the men,’ 它添加了.

    While Djokovic may be past his physical peak, his experience could stand him in good stead.

    Djokovic is known for being one of the most mentally tough athletes in the world, which could be linked to his years of experience.

    Speaking after Djokovic won the Australian Open, despite having an injury last year, his coach, Goran Ivanisevic, 说过: ‘Novak is just stronger than everybody else and people have a hard time admitting that.

    ‘His mind is so strong, he believes in his mental exercises and with those relaxation methods of his he was able to minimise the pain as much as it was physically possible, with the help of painkillers as well.

    Having dominated the major tournaments over the past 10 几年左右, Djokovic is known as one of the 'Big Three', alongside Roger Federer, 40 (剩下), and Rafa Nadal, 36 (对)

    Having dominated the major tournaments over the past 10 几年左右, Djokovic is known as one of the ‘Big Three’, alongside Roger Federer, 40 (剩下), and Rafa Nadal, 36 (对)

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    Mindfulness is a popular form of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment.

    The practice involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

    It is often touted as a universal tool for boosting mental wellbeing by reducing stress, anxiety and depression.

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    Djokovic has previously spoken about his use of mindfulness, which he claims is as important as training the physical body.

    ‘I believe in the power of the mind, very much so,’ he said in 2015, on the eve of his campaign for a third title at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.

    ‘If we all trained our minds as much as we are training our muscles and physical body, I think we would achieve and maximise our potential.

    ‘We don’t know how much we can really achieve until we have this kind of mindset of wanting always to evolve and improve.

    Despite Djokovic’s mental strength, upcoming tennis players are now given extensive psychological training from a young age.

    And experts have warned that these younger players are ‘not intimidatedby the Serb anymore, leaving him ‘vulnerable.

    Eurosport’s Mats Wilander said: ‘I think the biggest difference is the guys that are coming from behind or that are surrounding Novak, they now have the confidence that they can beat Novak on any surface on any given day.

    ‘I think they are not intimidated anymore unless you get to a fourth or fifth set in a Grand Slam.

    ‘But even then, I feel like they have seen Novak have the best year.

    总体, the findings suggest that there’s everything to play for at Wimbledon this yearwatch this space.