McEnroe said Djokovic's fall from the top reminded of the way Tiger Woods plummeted down the rankings after his marriage collapsed. In the four Grand Slams since last Wimbledon, he has gone out in the third round, the final, the second round and the quarterfinals.
"His opinions no way reflect our own attitude for tennis, our passion, professionalism and respect for the game".
The statement concluded: "Therefore, we have made a decision to discontinue our collaboration with Bernard Tomic".
He played just one tournament - one on clay at that - in the lead-up to Wimbledon after a first round French Open exit.
"So it just really depends on you".
Later, asked to deny McEnroe's point, Djokovic said, "I have said everything I needed to say on this matter".
"We all have our flaws".
The 28-year-old has 17 wins over top 10 players but only one since 2015, by virtue of a retirement, and it showed why as Djokovic twice opened up three break points.
The three-time Wimbledon champion proved far too good for the world No 136
Even though it'll be hard to get a real read on the former champion until later in the tournament, you can only play what's in front of you and he has done a good job at that so far.
The 18-time Grand Slam champion did not look back and took the win easily.
"For him, it's different now".
Woods has had a number of off-the-field transgressions. That was the first time the second-seeded Serb had lost at a major tournament in more than a year after his run of winning all four major tournaments in succession.
Raonic lost to Andy Murray in last year's final at the All England Club. Most recently at Wimbledon by American legend John McEnroe, who weighed the tennis star's issues with that of golfing great Tiger Woods' marital problems that sent his career in a tailspin. "I was absolutely thrilled that (I) was going to be on Centre Court, and then for that to happen, it was like, 'I might never get to come here again'". You know he's going to wait for the return there. "If you're distracted, you're not the same player".
"It will be a tough match because every time that I have played him he has been stronger than the time before", Federer added.
In the press conference following his 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over the Czech Republic's Adam Pavlasek, Djokovic said of the speculation: "Yeah, I have heard about it today".
"He's very well known for his kind of bold comments and not really caring too much about being politically correct but saying whatever is on his mind". I'm not sure what he's feeling but I've seen him really dig his teeth into this event in a way that's pretty impressive. So he's right when he says that the passion is back. "I don't necessarily need to agree with that but it's his right". But it's his right. "I think he's a very risky opponent to play on grass, and he did much better than me today". They have played six times, each earning three victories; the most recent match came in May on clay in Rome, where Fognini won in straight sets.
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