Mouratoglou sees this pressure to extend this incredible streak as a factor in the world number one's defeat at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic confirmed this assumption immediately after the match and took positives from the loss against Sinner. “It's almost a good thing to drop a game to recover and focus,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said after his semi-final exit.
Serena Williams' former coach has been surprised by Djokovic's poor performance at times. “It was a shock that Novak couldn't play in a Grand Slam semi-final,” the Frenchman said in an Instagram video.
Mouratoglou believes Djokovic will continue to win titles
“Djokovic played a match that was one of the worst matches I've ever seen from him,” the 53-year-old said.
Mouratoglou is confident Djokovic will win more titles this season and expand his Grand Slam collection despite the loss in Melbourne: “I still think Novak will win two or three more Grand Slams this year.”