Wednesday, May 16, 2012
An interview with: Novak Djokovic
Q: How was this tournament start and was the clay different from Madrid?
Djokovic It was a good first match. I played against player with talent, you don’t know what to expect from him, he’s always changing his game. I’m happy about the game and the conditions, also another big crowd tonight.
Q: There’s always talk about the fab four – you, Rafa, Roger, Andy. But who is dangerous outside you four?
Djokovic There are always dangerous players, Berdych has been playing well the last few tournaments, Ferrer, Tsonga, Del Potro but it depends. There are always three of four favourites at the beginning of the week, but others are here too.
Q: Your opponent has improved a lot this year. How much better a player is he now?
Djokovic I noticed he’s improved on clay compared to last year when we practised and watched him play. He’s moving much better on clay, knows his way around, he’s got a lot of potential, you don’t know what to expect with his game, that’s why he’s dangerous. He’s young and has a good team around him who take care of him so he’s been very professional - he’s got a good future.
Q: You moved well around the court. Pleased with the match?
Djokovic Yes, Yes, I’m pleased overall. For the first match it’s satisfying and I’m looking forward to the next one.
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