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Can Djokovic still find warrior energy to battle next generation in tennis? | Sean Ingle

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Tennis great is not feared as he was and will need to recalibrate to overcome Sinner and Alcaraz in this year’s grand slams

The greatest light-heavyweight of them all, Archie Moore, was 47 and still champion of the world when he explained better than anyone – before or since – why so many sporting immortals refuse to go gently into the good night.

At this point the siren call of family and the easy life was deafening. Moore also knew his wife yearned for him to retire, and he adored spending time with his young daughters “lest they forget that love and life go hand in hand”. Yet the mere thought of fighters half his age wanting his belts stirred the warrior in him once more.

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