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Monday, March 23, 2015

Djokovic wins Indian Wells after beating Federer

Djokovic wins Indian Wells after beating Federer

Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 to successfully defend his Indian Wells crown and claim his 50th career ATP title.

Nole also captured his fourth Indian Wells crown and is now tied with world number two Federer for the most men's titles in the California desert.

It was another epic struggle in a long list of hardcourt battles between the two top players in the world, who have met 38 times with Swiss great Federer still holding a slight 20-18 edge.

Djokovic had lost his last two matches to Federer in straight sets after beating him in last year's Wimbledon final. The five-time Australian Open winner also needed three sets to beat Federer in the 2014 Indian Wells title match.

Djokovic's range of emotions Sunday went from shaking while trying to take a drink of water during a changeover, to breaking a racquet in fit of anger to the sweet bliss of beating the 17-time Grand Slam winner and one of the greatest of all-time on the big stage.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer - Indian Wells 2015 Final

Novak Djokovic vs Roger Federer - Indian Wells 2015 Final

Today we will have an amazing final between Novaj Djokovic and Roger Federer in Indian Wells....

Roger leads their head to head series 20-17 .... Check out teir 37 meetings results...

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2015 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final, Dubai, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 63 75
2014 Shanghai Rolex Masters semi-final, Shanghai, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 64 64
2014 Wimbledon Final, Grand Slam, London, grass, Djokovic d. Federer 67(7) 64 76(4) 57 64
2014 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters semi-final, Monte-Carlo, clay, Federer d. Djokovic 75 62
2014 BNP Paribas Open final, Indian Wells, hard, Djokovic d. Federer 36 63 76(3)
2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semi-finals, Dubai, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 36 63 62
2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals round robin, London, indoor hard, Djokovic d. Federer 64 67(2) 62
2013 BNP Paribas Masters semi-finals, Paris, indoor hard, Djokovic d. Federer 46 63 62
2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals final, London, indoor hard, Djokovic d. Federer 76(6) 75
2012 Western & Southern Open final, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, hard, Federer d. Djokovic 60 76(7)
2012 Wimbledon Semi-final, Grand Slam, London, grass, Federer d. Djokovic 63 36 64 63
2012 Roland Garros Semi-final, Grand Slam, Paris, clay, Djokovic d. Federer 64 75 63
2012 Internazionali BNL d'Italia Semi-final, ATP World Tour Masters 1000, Rome, clay, Djokovic d. Federer 62 76(4)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - Indian Wells 2015 Semifinal

Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray - Indian Wells 2015 Semifinal

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[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [4] Andy Murray (GBR)

FedEx Head2Head: Djokovic leads 16-8
2006 ATP Masters 1000 Madrid Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 1-6 7-5 6-3
2007 ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-3
2007 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-1 6-0
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo Clay R16 Novak Djokovic 6-0 6-4
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Canada Hard QF Andy Murray 6-3 7-6(3)
2008 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard F Andy Murray 7-6(4) 7-6(5)
2009 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard F Andy Murray 6-2 7-5
2011 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-2 6-3
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay SF Novak Djokovic 6-1 3-6 7-6(2)
2011 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard F Andy Murray 6-4 3-0 ret
2012 Australian Open (Australia) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-3 3-6 6-7(4) 6-1 7-5
2012 Dubai (U.A.E.) Hard SF Andy Murray 6-2 7-5
2012 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-1 7-6(4)
2012 London Olympics (Great Britain) Grass SF Andy Murray 7-5 7-5
2012 US Open (U.S.A.) Hard F Andy Murray 7-6(10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2
2012 ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai Hard F Novak Djokovic 5-7 7-6(11) 6-3
2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Hard RR Novak Djokovic 4-6 6-3 7-5
2013 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 6-7(2) 7-6(3) 6-3 6-2
2013 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass F Andy Murray 6-4 7-5 6-4
2014 ATP Masters 1000 Miami Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-3
2014 US Open (NY, U.S.A.) Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-7(1) 6-2 6-4 2014 Beijing (China) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-4
2014 ATP Masters 1000 Paris (France) Hard QF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2
2015 Australian Open (Australia) Hard F Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Novak Djokovic vs Bernard Tomic - Indian Wells QF

Novak Djokovic vs Bernard Tomic - Indian Wells QF

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[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs [32] Bernard Tomic (AUS)

FedEx Head2Head: Djokovic leads 3-0

2011 Wimbledon (Great Britain) Grass QF Novak Djokovic 6-2 3-6 6-3 7-5
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Rome (Italy) Clay R32 Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-3
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Canada Hard R32 Novak Djokovic 6-2 6-3

• Djokovic advanced to his eighth QF at Indian Wells with a 6-4, 7-6(5) victory over Isner. The Serb converted on both of his BP opportunities during the 92-minute encounter.
• Djokovic kick started his title defence with back-to-back straight-set wins over Baghdatis (6-1, 6-3) and Ramos-Viñolas (7-5, 6-3).
• Djokovic is making his 10th appearance at the BNP Paribas Open. He was a champion in 2008 (d. Fish), 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2014 (d. Federer).
• Djokovic is bidding to reach his 44th ATP Masters 1000 SF (43-12 in QFs) and his seventh SF at Indian Wells (6-1 in QFs).
• Djokovic is chasing a 21st ATP Masters 1000 title this week. He is third in all-time titles won at this tournament level, behind Rafael Nadal (27) and Roger Federer (23).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tennis Previews & Predictions - Indian Wells R16

Tennis Previews & Predictions - Indian Wells R16

I have been blogging about tennis since 2007 and one thing I love to do, specially when big matches are about to begin, is to check out the players head to head series and look for ATP tennis match previews.

For me it is very interesting to see how the battle between top players and their rivalry evolved during the years.

Indian Wells R16 is about to happend with matches like Novak Djokovic vs John Isner, Andy Murray vs Adrian Mannarino, Roger Federer vs Jack Sock and Rafael Nadal vs Gilles Simon.

Just a little bit of info from these great battles:

Djokovic vs Isner:
Nole leads their head to head series 5-2.
2010 SRB vs. USA WG 1st RD (Serbia) Clay RR Novak Djokovic 7-5 3-6 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4
2010 Beijing (China) Hard SF Novak Djokovic 7-6(1) 6-2
2012 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF John Isner 7-6(7) 3-6 7-6(5)
2013 USA vs. SRB WG QF (United States) Hard RR Novak Djokovic 7-6(5) 6-2 7-5
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati Hard QF John Isner 7-6(5) 3-6 7-5
2013 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris Hard R16 Novak Djokovic 6-7(5) 6-1 6-2
2014 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells Hard SF Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-7(2) 6-1

Monday, March 16, 2015

Indian Wells: Djokovic faces Ramos

Indian Wells: Djokovic faces Ramos

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic continues his title defence on Day 5 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. The Serb goes up against Spain’s Albert Ramos-Viñolas for the first time in the night session.

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs Albert Ramos-Viñolas (ESP)

• Djokovic kick started his title defence with a 6-1, 6-3 defeat of Baghdatis. The Serb won 82% of points behind his serve.
• Djokovic is set for his 10th appearance at the BNP Paribas Open. He was a champion in 2008 (d. Fish), 2011 (d. Nadal) and 2014 (d. Federer).
• Djokovic has won 16 of his last 18 matches against Spanish opposition, with his two defeats coming last year against Nadal at Roland Garros and Robredo in Cincinnati.
• Djokovic arrived in Indian Wells after helping Serbia reach the Davis Cup World Group QF with victory over Croatia. The world No. 1 defeated Mate Delic before teaming up with Nenad Zimonjic to clinch the doubles points.
• In January, Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era to win five Australian Open titles, defeating Murray in the final. It was his eighth Grand Slam crown, putting him level with Agassi, Connors, Lendl, Perry and Rosewall in eighth place on the all-time list for most major titles.
• Djokovic’s last tournament outing came in Dubai two weeks ago where he fell to Federer in the final. He had been bidding to become the 12th player in the Open Era to win 50 titles. He is currently tied with coach Boris Becker on 49.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Videos: Nole, Roger and Andy Indian Wells 2015 Preview Interview

Videos: Nole, Roger and Andy Indian Wells 2015 Preview Interview

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray talk before playing at the BNP Paribas Open....


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Davis Cup: Serbia beats Croatia

Davis Cup: Serbia beats Croatia

Serbia reached the Davis Cup quarterfinals when Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjic beat Croatian duo Marin Draganja and Franko Skugor 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in Saturday's doubles to take an insurmountable 3-0 lead.

The top-ranked Djokovic was a late replacement for Viktor Troicki, who had a tough five-set victory over Croatian teen Borna Coric in the opening singles on Friday. Djokovic beat Mate Delic on the first day.

Djokovic hurt his finger in the doubles in a fall in the second set but was able to play on.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Federer Wins Seventh Dubai Title

Federer Wins Seventh Dubai Title

Roger Federer defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 to win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2015 title.

The Swiss hit ace number 9000 when he fired down a service winner at the start of the sixth game of the second set.

After saving two break points earlier in the contest, Federer broke Djokovic in the eighth game and went on to serve out the opener. Top seed Djokovic had his chances to push the match to a third set. He had Federer at 15/40 on serve in the eighth game and then again in the 10th game – eliciting two set points – but could not convert.

Federer then pounced in the 11th game, breaking Djokovic - who had led 40/0 - with a forehand winner to Djokovic, Federerlead 6-5. Federer faltered slightly serving for the match. He netted on his first match point and was forced to save a seventh break point for Djokovic before sealing victory at the second time of asking in 84 minutes.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Final Interview

Q. Talk us through that third set. Struggling with injury, then you went on to win 12 of the last 13 games.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes. There were a lot of turning points in the match. As I think everybody predicted, it was going to be a big battle. Of course, Grand Slam finals for both of us, regardless of the record that I have here, and him playing also three times the final not winning a title, regardless of that, we both knew that, you know, we have equal chances to win it. Very similar match to the Australian Open final in 2013 when we played over two hours the first two sets. Tonight two and a half hours the first two sets. Very physical. Very exhausting. We both of course went through some tough moments physically. You could see that I had a crisis end of the second, beginning of the third. Just felt very exhausted and I needed some time to regroup and recharge and get back on track. That's what I've done. I started hitting ball and trying to be a little bit more aggressive coming to the net, shortening the points. I got a very important break of serve at 2-Love for him in the third that got me back in the match mentally, as well. It was a cat-and-mouse fight. It always is. We always try to outplay the opponents with the groundstrokes, with the long rallies, a lot of variety in the games: spin, flat, slice, dropshots. I think both went out with the full repertoire of the shots we have. I hope everybody that watched it enjoyed the finals. From my side it was definitely very exhausting. Just glad that I believed it all the way through. Saved some breakpoints at 3-All in the third set and managed to make that break and win the third. After that I felt huge relief. I felt I could swing through the ball. I felt the momentum was on my side and I wanted to use that. At this level very few points can turn things around on the court as we could see tonight.

Q. Even if you know him since you are both 11 years old, he said he was distracted by you limping or having a problem to the hand or foot. Should it happen between two people who know each other so well?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Q. Can you go through this match because there were a lot of ups and downs. You came through at the end, but it looked like a huge struggle for you.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I did not play on the level that I intended before the match. There were parts of the match where I stepped in and played a game I needed to play, but parts of the match where I played too defensive and allowed him to dictate the play from the baseline. He has great depth in his shots. Once he has control of the rallies it's very difficult to play against him. So, yeah, it was very emotional, very tense, as it always is against a top player in semifinals of a Grand Slam. Of course, judging by the last two matches we played here in Australian Open last two years, we could expect something like that, five-setter. So the battle was great. It was no different this year from the previous two years in terms of, you know, fighting from both sides. The only difference was that the fifth set went completely my way. But, again, it was a tight first opening game of the fifth set where he had some breakpoint opportunities, missed an easy ball. Yeah, I mean, a couple points decide a winner in these particular matches when you're playing for Grand Slam final. I can say I'm glad, of course I'm happy and satisfied to go through. I'm proud of the fighting spirit that I had. But the level of performance was not where I wanted it to be.

Q. When Jim Courier spoke to you after the match he asked you if you had any physical issues, but then you sort of talked tactics.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Djokovic vs Wawrinka Australian Open Semifinal

Djokovic vs Wawrinka Australian Open Semifinal

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Novak Djokovic vs Stan Wawrinka is the second semifial at the 2015 Australian Open

Djokovic leads their Head2Head series 16-3, but wawrinka is the defending champion and will not be easy for the Serb.

Djokovic comes into this match having lost serve just once in the tournament and has faced just 11 break points in 15 sets played. Wawrinka has lost serve eight times and faced 24 break points.

Betting odds for both players:
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Wawrinka

DJOKOVIC HIGHLIGHTS

Outstanding serving - held 73 of 74 service games - 69 per cent 1st serves in play - 84 per cent first serves won - 68 per cent second serves won - faced only 11 break points in 15 sets
Strong return of second serves - 57 per cent won - 19 breaks in 71 return games (27 per cent)
Forehand has been extremely solid - 72 forehand winners - only 41 forehand unforced errors

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Photo: Stefan cheering on daddy Nole

Photo: Stefan cheering on daddy Nole

Novak Djokovi'c baby boy, Stefan, is playing close attention to the world number 1 during the Australian Open.... Check it out...



After beating Raonic, Djokovic was shown the picture on the big screens and commented “See how he enjoys watching TV, he’s daddy’s boy definitely. I didn’t know that he was watching me this way but I felt his energy so that helped me tonight, definitely.”

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open Day 10

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open Day 10

Novak Djokovic Press Conference

Novak Djokovic reaches Australian Open semis after beating Milos Raonic 7-6(5) 6-4 6-2... Check out some photos from his match....

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

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Q. If he had won the first set it's a totally different match, right? Do you feel that pressure?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, of course, it was a close first set, but I thought I had more chances in the first set than him. Managed to stay tough in the right moments and win the crucial first set. Obviously winning it in a tiebreak and making the break of serve first game of the second set was definitely huge really for me. I could start swinging through a little bit more, be more aggressive into the court. You know, since that first game of the second set I played a great match.

Q. How much confidence do you take out of the last two matches that were very tricky and you didn't lose a set?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I take a lot of confidence. I try to carry that in every next match, next challenge. Obviously I'm going to play Stan, who is the defending champion here. We played five-set matches in 2013 and '14 Australian Open. I'm going to be ready for a fight. But knowing that I have raised the level of performance tonight, and probably playing the best match of the tournament so far is affecting my confidence in a positive way. Hopefully I can carry that into next one.

Q. Any way you could be playing better?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I'm a self-critic. But, again, I got to try to take the positives out of every match. Tonight there was not much I could complain about. From the first game till the last I played the way I wanted. I created a lot of breakpoint opportunities. The key of tonight's match, one of the keys, was to get as many balls back in play, returns back in play. I thought from the back of the court I had more chance than him to win the points. I executed very, very well. It's easier said than done, but I feel very good about my game in this moment.



Q. Do you remember the first time you faced Stan here in 2005, qualification?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Playing Stan 2005 in qualifications here? Are you sure?



Q. And you won; you can check?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well done for that stat. I can't remember that match honestly. But it's great to see somebody I know for a long time -- I know Stan is two years older than me, but we did play some junior events together, Grand Slams. You know, to see him doing well, especially in the last two years... He loves this sport. He's out there working hard. All these years we all knew that he has great quality tennis game, but mentally he didn't believe enough that he can win Grand Slams. I think that changed in last two years. That's why his results are the way they are and he's a Grand Slam champion, Davis Cup champion. He's playing very confident. Yeah, so he's one of the guys to beat in this tournament, so I look forward to the challenge.



Q. You don't remember this match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: First round maybe probably? I remember second and third round was Wesley Moodie. Thanks for reminding me. I'll mention it to Stan tomorrow when I see him.



Q. You've had a few easier wins over Stan away from the Grand Slams. Last three games you played in Grand Slams it was deep in the fifth set. What made those matches more intense? How do you prepare for the next one knowing how long the last three have been?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: As I mentioned before, I'm ready for the battle. When we played last three Grand Slam matches they were the finals stages of a Grand Slam, semifinals, quarterfinals. Grand Slams are the tournaments where you want to perform your best. I'm sure we both are very much aware of that fact, and it's why we get to play on a high level against each other and we push each other to the limit in a way. It's a very physical battle, as well. But I haven't had too many long matches during this tournament. I'm ready for it. I'm going to practice tomorrow, do a little preparation for that match, try to analyze his game and what I need to do in order to win.



Q. Stan played an unbelievable match against Kei today. Did you see any of it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes. He played a great match. Kei has been playing his best tennis in the last 12 months. To be able to win straight sets against him is pretty impressive. Being the defending champion, obviously he's got some of the pressure here. He is facing this kind of role for the first time in his life. He's been playing some great tennis under the circumstances. Got to give him credit for that. I like Stan; respect him a lot. But I'm sure once we're both on the court we both want to win.



Q. Did you watch the highlights from last year's match with Stan?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I haven't watched, but probably now is the time. I will not watch the last point of that match (smiling). Everything else is fine. Again, of course you need to do a video analysis. You need to get yourself in the right state of mind for the matches like this, because this is now semifinals of a Grand Slam and you're playing a top player. There is no going back now. It's the time to perform the best you can.



Q. Is it the Boris Becker effect we're seeing on your serve?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Definitely he's got his contribution there, no question about it. He has joined the team last year. It's been 12 months that we've been working together. He's working closely with Marian and the rest of the team members obviously in improving my game, getting it to the highest possible degree. Serve was one of the tasks, one of the things that we wanted to improve. I know I can't serve as fast as Milos, but I'm trying to use the angles, the accuracy, align myself to have some free points with that serve. That's what I used well during this 10 days now so far.



Q. You've been in a lot of semifinals in Grand Slams and you've won seven. Can you tell at this stage anything, that this one feels good or what's going to happen from now on?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Of course it feels good. It never gets old being in the last four of the Grand Slam. Sometimes, you know, obviously people around you think this is something that is normal from a top player, to reach that final stage. You're expected to perform well and reach semifinals of a Grand Slam. But I don't take anything for granted. I try to be aware that there are thousands of players around the world who are fighting equally as I am to be in this position. So that keeps me grounded, and I try to enjoy every moment and work hard for what I have.



Q. Having Boris in your camp, how much does that really benefit you from a mental side of things?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, that was the biggest contribution he could bring to me. Because he was the No. 1 player of the world, multiple Grand Slam winner, he understands exactly the kind of obstacles and challenges, mental challenges, I have to go through and I'm facing during the match. Especially in the later stages of tournament. That's where we talk a lot. It took us some time obviously from the beginning of the partnership to understand how we work, what's the daily routine, what's the mindset because we are different people, but we went through the same circumstances and situations in our careers. That's where he can help me the most.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open Day 8

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open Day 8

Novak Djokovic defeated Gilles Muller in 3 sets at the Australian Open to reach the quarterfinals.... Check out some pictures from his match...

Novak Djokovic Press Conference

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Monday, 26 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Monday, 26 January, 2015

Q. Strange that you've never played him before, you've both been on the tour for years. Was it difficult for a little while to work him out?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, it was. I got the crucial three breaks at the important moments, especially in the second and third at 5-All, managed to play some good passing shots. I was trying just to make him play an extra shot. He takes away the time from the opponent. His serves and volleys, very difficult serve to read. Nice slice serve. I approximately knew what was expected of me. I tried to analyze his game. I did watch him many times. But it's different when you haven't played somebody on the court. On the court you actually get to feel what his rhythm is and style of play. So it took me some time. But, you know, overall was a good performance and I think I have to take the positives from tonight and definitely what stands out is the serve. I got a lot of aces, got a lot of free points there. That's something that obviously encourages me for the rest of the tournament.

Q. What is serve and volley's future in your opinion? Because he did it tonight successfully.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Him?

Q. Yes.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I go to the net to shake hands (smiling).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open Day 6

Novak Djokovic Photos - Australian Open Day 6

Novak Djokovic made it past Fernando Verdasco 7-6(8) 6-3 6-4 to advance to the Australian Open 4th round... Enjoy some of his pics from the encounter....

Novak Djokovic press conference

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview Saturday, 24 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview Saturday, 24 January, 2015

Q. How important was it to win that first set?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it was turning point probably winning the tiebreaker as close as it was. I thought I served very well, allowed myself to have a lot of free points in the first serve. What I could have done better I thought was just capitalizing on the opportunities, breakpoint opportunities, especially in the first set. But again, credit to him for playing well, serving very well, especially down the T. It's hard when somebody serves 215 down the T, on the line, you can't do much about it. I thought it was a good match. It was a big challenge for both of us. He was a former top-10 player. Somebody that loves playing on the big stage, a powerful game. I'm glad to go through in straight sets.

Q. He said he was particularly impressed with your serving, you were varying it a lot. Are you pleased with how you served?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I'm pleased. I didn't give him too many of the similar serves. I changed the pace, the angles. I tried to go for accuracy, vary with the serve, not give him rhythm. He had a couple of opportunities. I think the closest he was was Love-40 in the second set. And then couple of the last serve, my service games in the third set where he get 15-30, Love-30. But because I served well, I think that's what helped me to get out of the trouble in these big moments.

Q. What you said on court about playing some of your best tennis out on the stadium, does that ring true between the lines, that if you come on a certain court, have had success there in the past, you have more confidence just because of the place?