A show of sportsmanship from Andy Murray before the ATP world tour finals kicks off, as the Brit has backed Novak Djokovic to return to his ultimate best soon enough.
The Brit overtook the Serbian tennis star on the rankings on Monday, but will have to maintain his run at the ATP world tour finals, if he wants to finish 2016 as number one.
Djokovic has claimed the title at the London O2 Arena on the past four occasions.
“There’s no reason to think he won’t have a really good tournament,” said 29-year-old Murray.
Djokovic’s form has been the subject of much debate in recent months, with just one tournament win since June and early exits at Wimbledon and the Olympics.
But Murray said: “Before then he’d been playing great, so for him not play his best tennis for a couple of months, I’m sure it’s not too much to worry about.
“I’d imagine shortly he’ll be back to playing his best tennis.”
On his indifferent form, Djokovic said: “The high standard of results and success that I’ve had the last couple of years probably has taken its toll.
“I didn’t get to recover as fast after the French Open to be ready to compete on the highest level after that.
“All in all it was a very good year that I’m proud of. I’m here in London to try to crown this year with the best possible result.”