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Monday, September 14, 2015

Novak Djokovic US Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic US Open Final Interview

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (final)
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Q. You played the all time Grand Slam champion tonight; you might be playing with the greatest generation of players ever, and you're dominating them. How do you feel about that?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I wouldn't necessarily say I'm dominating, but I definitely am very proud of all of the achievements. You know, winning Grand Slam is very special for any tennis player when you are dreaming of becoming a professional tennis player. When you are kind of finding that inspiration, motivation, these are the tournaments you dream of winning.

So to actually relive these moments again after 2011 it's quite incredible. To win against one of the biggest rivals, as you said, all-time Grand Slam champion, somebody that, you know, always keeps on fighting till the last point, keeps making you play an extra shot, yeah, all these things now are very special to me.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Semifinal

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Semifinal

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Semifinals)
Friday, September 11, 2015

Q. What was is like to play a guy who was limited but also to be so on your game?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, obviously it felt great to be able to perform as well as I did today at this stage of a tournament, again, knowing that Marin carried that injury for last couple of matches. I didn't allow that fact to distract me too much. I just wanted to concentrate on what I needed to do on the court and come out with the right intensity, make him move, get as many, you know, returns back in play. All in all, it was from my side a very solid match, and I take that as a confidence booster for the final.

Q. Did you know about that injury before the match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I knew that he was carrying a bit of a right ankle sprain. Played with it against Tsonga, as well. But, again, there was two days between. He came out on the court, so it was just -- that means that he was able to play. Now, it was probably, as he said, limited; didn't play as well as he could have. But, again, that's a question for him, how he felt. I just tried to execute the game plan, come out with the right strategy, and have done well.

Q. How is that level of confidence and the feeling you have now in comparison with other times you have reached the final here?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Quarterfinals

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Quarterfinals)
Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Q. You seemed really frustrated after the second set. What went wrong and how did you fix it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Just frustrating when you drop -- you play one sloppy service game in the beginning. Was 30-Love in that game and I allowed him to break me and the set was gone.

I thought I played a pretty good first set, and then after that, you know, I was just trying to hang in there and wait for the opportunities. I played good beginning of the third. Fourth was anybody's game, really. Didn't have many chances on his service games.

Played a very good tiebreak. That's a positive.

Q. The fourth set obviously was 6-6 and goes to a tiebreak. It seemed like the tiebreak was almost over before it started. What was the difference between the fourth set and the tiebreak?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview US OPen Round 4

Novak Djokovic Interview US OPen Round 4

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 4)
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Q. We saw you angry in some parts of the match. I don't know whether that anger was due to crowd supporting Bautista Agut or you were angry at your opponent or at yourself?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Why would I be angry at Bautista Agut? He's playing great tennis. He's focused. He deserves to win the second set.

I was upset with myself. I was frustrated with the fact from 4-2 and 15-40 I wasn't able to capitalize on those opportunities and to lose five games in a row. I cannot allow myself to do that. It happens. I'm a player that shows emotions.

Obviously at that moment it wasn't easy, but I managed to kind of regroup and use the experience of facing these particular situations before in my life, knowing what to do next.

So important thing is that I managed to find a way to win.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview round 3

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview round 3

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 3)
Friday, September 04, 2015

Q. You made quick work of the day. Nice to expedite things at this stage of the tournament.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, obviously I didn't want to get into a fourth set. Didn't close out the match at 5-4. He played a very good game. Got a little bit tight. Match could have gone either way. Again, I was focused in the right moments. I came up with some big serves, but generally was a really, really tough three sets. Just glad to get through this one.

Q. How happy are you with the way you played today?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Satisfied, but you can always do better. We're all perfectionists in a way. We see certain things we could have done better. But, again, a win is a win. I can't underestimate the quality of my opponent today. He is 20, 25 in the world for a reason. He's not afraid to go out on a big stadium and play his best against big players. He won against Federer earlier this year in Australia. He's a good player and it's a good win.

Q. You seemed to struggle a little bit out there in the conditions.


Q. You were feeling dizzy?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, at the beginning, first set, I was struggling. I managed to break through and felt better after that.

Q. (Question regarding last year's match against Nishikori.)

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, you know, conditions are not easy, obviously, but it's the same for both of us. You're getting ready for this. Sometimes the nerves play a little bit of a role. You tend to feel not that light on the court occasionally. But as you play along, I mean, I've faced this particular feeling and situation so many times in my life. It occurs. It comes and goes. Just have to kind of stay out there and believe that you can feel better and play better.

Q. Your outfit, you look like a French rugby player. Was it Peugeot or Uniqlo that make you the outfit or what?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I was hoping I could make an announcement after the tournament. But the Rugby Federation of France has made a partnership with Uniqlo... No, kidding. (Laughter.) No, it's inspired definitely by colors of United States, US Open, hard courts, little bit of Serbia. Serbian flag is same colors as French flag. A little bit of everything. I think creative designers are doing their job right.

Q. You've been having a lot of fun all tournament; having fun with the impostor in a practice session. Are you consciously trying to stay loose and have fun, or is that just natural for you?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Honestly, I've done it all my life, so it's not something that came this week. It's just everybody's different, I guess. When I'm on the court it's all business. I try to be focused and obviously go through emotions and try to get the job done. Once I'm done, I'm done. Tennis is not everything in my life. Obviously I have a lot of different interests. I have family. I try to stay who I am, kind of the personality I had all my life, friends I have. I like it. I like having fun. Why not? We're all young, and it's not an easy life traveling always on the tour. Not much free time. Why not make the best out of it?

Q. You came in here quickly. It's a more holistic life when you're raising a child. Talk about this type of an endeavor, a Grand Slam fortnight, but the balance of being a dad.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think it's a great balance. I'm experiencing it now since last October. It has brought a lot of joy in my life, of course, as I was mentioning before, but also a lot of positive energy and motivation to my professional life. You know, you always try to set up a new kind of goals, find an inspiration. You're always in a pursuit of finding that something that is going to drive you, that is going to keep you on alert every single day, keep you going for practice sessions, and doing the same things day in and day out. I mean, family, what bigger inspiration can you find more than that? When my boy arrived obviously in this life, on this planet, it was completely a new dimension of experience for me and my wife. I'm still riding on the wave of that experience. It has helped my tennis, definitely. I'm more focused, but I'm balanced. You need that balance. I mean, tennis is a very demanding sport. You need something that is going to keep you intact.

Q. Early in your career people noted you used to bounce the ball many, many times before you served. You don't do that anymore. Was that something you consciously had to work on so you could have a routine but wouldn't be in danger of a delay penalty?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, well, I got a few warnings, time violations, with ball bouncing. I was aware of the fact that it was annoying also the opponents. I wasn't doing it on purpose obviously. As the situation is more important in a match and you're facing breakpoints, I guess the more bounces I would get. It was a habit that I didn't want to keep, so I had to work on it obviously. Mentally mostly, because in the practice sessions I didn't do that much. It was more on the match. So, yeah, I'm glad I got rid of it. I occasionally bounce the ball a bit more than the average number, but it's still fine.

Q. Your game has changed the sport, pushed things forward. We have a storyline with your friend, Serena, on the other side. Talk about what she's doing, what makes her so special, her goal.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, she's a great champion and somebody that deserves to be in the position that she's in: fighting to make a Grand Slam year, win all four in a season, which a handful of players managed to do that, both women and men. It's quite remarkable really at her age she still keeps on going and is playing the tennis of her life. I think the most inspiring and most incredible fact about that is the fact that she has played so many years on the tour at a top level, and she still, you know, has that drive. She still wakes up in the morning, does her routine, all of that. I'm in that position, obviously, so I understand what it takes, the sacrifice, the amount of devotion. So that's really impressive. I wish her all the best, for sure.

Q. Is consistency one of the things you're most proud of in your own game?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, it's one of them. Obviously each season one of the goals is to try to get to No. 1 of the world. To get to No. 1 of the world, you need to be consistent throughout the entire year. Tennis nowadays, men's tennis, is so competitive. With the guys like Murray, Nadal, Federer, they are going to do everything in their power to be consistent and to get the No. 1. That's what motivates me even more. So we push each other.

Q. Tennis has had a history of players who have had OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, do you know what that is?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: So I have an illness now. Okay. (Laughter.)

Q. Jimmy Connors he indicated in his book that he couldn't stop bouncing the ball. Fixated on it. In that regard, was it a hard habit to break? Did you ever find yourself having to struggle with becoming a person who got a little bit too addicted to routines?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think it's in a human's nature generally to stick to some routines and some habits. Everybody has some kind of habits, some that your body automatically does each day subconsciously you're not even aware of it. I think that's one of the things that I was doing. I was aware of the fact that it was too long, but just in those moments, you know, you can't make a change right away. It had to be done over a certain period of time. I was really working on it. I tried, especially in the match situation. The tricky thing was that in the practice situation I wasn't doing it; in matches I was. The only place I could work on it was matches. But then, you know, the match is so important you don't want to lose, right? So you go back to your comfort zone. Your comfort zone is... Yeah, that's why it took a little bit of time. But I think I'm healthy now. (Smiling.)

Q. Two days ago Andreas Seppi told me Fabio Fognini has more chances to beat Nadal than I have to beat Djokovic. Why do you think that is? You beat him 11 times in a row. Roger Federer beat Seppi 1o times in a row.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's hard for me to comment on that, make the comparison between the two matches. Maybe because he has never won against me. But, again, he wasn't playing like he came out with the white flag. It was a close match. One break, two breaks. First, second set, very close. I think it could have easily gone different way. I don't think he was without any chance today.

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Interview from US Open

Friday, September 4, 2015

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview Round 2

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview Round 2

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 2)
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Q. Was it a matter of getting used to the conditions, his game? Just working your way into it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Up to 5-4, first set, he was serving well. It was kind of tough to get into the rhythm of return and positioning.

You know, I think he had an average serve of 130 miles per hour, so came out firing from that shot in his game.

Never played him on hard courts. We played only once earlier this year on clay courts, but it's completely different.

Obviously the fact that you warm up and you get cold several times also affects little bit beginning of the match. We were ready to go out. The match before us, it took very long.

All in all, it was good to not stay too long on the court and get the job done in three sets.

Q. You still had some energy at the end. Was that a surprise?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Stan Wawrinka wins French Open title

Stan Wawrinka wins French Open title

Stan Wawrinka upset Novak Djokovic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to win the 2015 French Open title.

Djokovic seemed to be taking over to start the fourth, jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Wawrinka quickly broke him twice to get back in it. Leading 4-3, Djokovic earned three break point opportunities.

But when Wawrinka fought him off to even the set at 4-all, he seemed poised to take the title. Wawrinka broke Djokovic in the next game, taking the 5-4 lead, then held again to close out the match.

“I played the match of my life,” Wawrinka later said.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Djokovic vs Nadal in Roland Garros Quarterfinals

Djokovic vs Nadal in Roland Garros Quarterfinals


Today we will have an amazing quarterfnal encounter at Roland Garros...

Rafal Nadal, who is turning 29 years old today, meets Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads their Head2Head series 23-20, but Djokovic has won five of their past six matches. Nadal's only win in that stretch was here in the final last year. 

The Spaniard's career record in best-of-five-set matches on clay is 93-1, with the one loss coming here in 2009 to Robin Soderling.

 Djokovic is playing outstanding tennis. He's serving better than everyone else, and that's not usually the best part of his game.
He has 70 more winners than unforced errors through four rounds and has not dropped a set.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monte Carlo Champion: Novak Djokovic

Monte Carlo Champion: Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters title.

Nole improved to 52-23 in tour-level title matches and erned €628,100 and 1,000 ATP Rankings points.

"It was a battle," Djokovic said. "I was up a set and 3-2, then a (rain) interruption, we came back, I had a break point but he played some amazing shots. If I made the break there, maybe the match could be done in two sets.

"He had his chances as well. The third set started very well at 4-0. I just lost that service game for no reason. After that, every single game went the distance: deuce, advantage. It was a real fight. I was trying to mentally stay tough and fight my way through."

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Djokovic into Monte Carlo final after beating Nadal

Djokovic into Monte Carlo final after beating Nadal

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-3 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in Monte-Carlo.

Djokovic will be aiming to become the first player to win the opening three Masters 1000 events of the season tomorrow when he faces Tomas Berdych in the final.

"I did have a slower start than he did in the match," admitted Djokovic. "He started very aggressive, playing good, serving well, having a break point for a double break. I played a good point there. I won a very important game not to allow him to have the advantage of 3-0.

"I started to get into the rhythm, started to tactically play the way I intended from the beginning. It was a fight. I think the 3-all game in both sets, they were the decisive moments in the match. I managed to win those in both sets.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Nadal to face Djokovic in Monte Carlo semis

Rafael Nadal beat David Ferrer 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 to advance to the semifials in Monte Carlo where he will play Novak Djokovic.

Nadal leads their head-to-head 23-19 and defeated the Serb in the 2009 and 2012 finals in Monte-Carlo before Djokovic exacted revenge in the 2013 title match.

The Spaniard relinquished one of his breaks when leading 5-2 in the first set, but closed out the opener and looked to have control of the match when he went up an early double break 3-0 lead in the second set.

But Ferrer was going to make Nadal work for his victory. The Valencia native recouped one of the breaks in the fourth game, and then thwarted Nadal when he served for the match at 5-4, reeling off three straight games to stun the Mallorcan and level the match.

Five to follow at the French Open

Five to follow at the French Open

The clay-court season is now firmly up and running on the European circuit as attention and focus will naturally start to build towards the French Open at Roland Garros at the end of May.

Nine-time winner Rafael Nadal will be spearheading the charge to win the second Grand Slam of 2015, but there will be plenty of challengers determined to topple the undisputed King of Clay.

Betfair may have Nadal and Djokovic at 6/4 and 3/2 to win, respectively, when this article was created, but if they land in the same half of the draw, then there will be some value to be had in the other half.

Here, we take a look at five players, naturally including Nadal and Djokovic, who are going to be worth following at Roland Garros.


With a mind-boggling 10th French Open title the target for Nadal, he remains the man to beat at Roland Garros, despite his various troubles since winning for a fifth successive year in 2014.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Rafa and Nole into Monte Carlo quarterfinals

Rafa and Nole into Monte Carlo quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal battle past John Isner 7-6(6), 4-6, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Rafa saved two set points to clinch the first set in the tie-break. Isner stormed back in the second set, recovering from 0-40 on his serve to hold and then break to go up 5-4 before eventually forcing a third set.

“My mentality in the third [set was] very positive,” said Nadal. “The game, the level of tennis, [it] improved a little bit in the third than in the previous two sets. That's very important for me. [I’m] very happy to be in quarter-finals. [It’s a] very important result for me.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Novak Djokovic Wins Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year Award

Novak Djokovic Wins Laureus World Sportsman Of The Year Award

Novak Djokovic has been named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

The World No. 1 was presented with the award by HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco at the Monte-Carlo Sporting Club.

Djokovic came out on top ahead of fellow nominees Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese and Real Madrid footballer, and Northern Ireland golfer Rory McIlroy.

"This is probably the crown of my 2014 season that has been highlighted with winning Wimbledon, regaining No. 1 in the world and becoming a father," said Djokovic. "It has probably been my best year so far in my life."

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open 2015 Final Interview

Novak Djokovic Miami Open 2015 Final Interview

N. DJOKOVIC/A. Murray 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
An interview with: NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Congratulations.


Q. Talk about first of all obviously brutal conditions from one side of the court.
You guys cut your serves like in half. All the breaks occurred there. What was it like out there?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You described it in a good way. It was just very tough, brutal conditions for both of us.
First set was really up and down for both of us, and we tried to stay mentally tough, both of us, and kind of hang in there, battle, and wear down the other player physically.
There were lots of exchanges, a lot of long rallies. I was expecting that coming into the match, but one thing is to really expect and the other is to really experience it and really go through it on the court.
So wasn't easy, but as I said, it was the same for both players. I played a good tiebreak; managed to hang in there. Wasn't really a great
tennis display. A lot of unforced errors.
But in these conditions you just want to try to stay with the other player and extend the punching exchange and try to wait for the opportunities. I did have some opportunities in the beginning of the second set where I maybe could have gotten the break and maybe win the match in straight sets, but he came back. He played better in the second.
Then the third the beginning was, again, important part. First two games were pretty long. I managed to win those. After that, I felt like he was
getting tired. That's where the momentum was on my side. But generally it was just a physical battle between the two of us that play similar game. You know, we haven't served that well, so we haven't had that many free points, as a matter of fact. With first or second serve we needed to earn every single point, to work for it.
That's why this particular match was very tough.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

An interview with NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You have won Miami back to back twice already. What's the key for this quick turnaround?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I started the season very well with winning Grand Slam, and that
definitely helps my confidence level. I finished the 2014 season in a great form winning Paris and London back to back and then winning Australia and playing finals Dubai, Davis Cup, and then Indian Wells.
Of course I'm at a great place now. I try to enjoy and take the best out of the feeling that I have on the court right now.
Hopefully I can have another great week in Miami. The record that I had in last, you know, eight, nine years I have been coming back to Miami and playing the tournament is really good.
Some of my best tennis I have played here in these courts.
That can hopefully help me to get far in the tournament. We are here in United States for, you know, some of the biggest events we have in sport, Indian Wells and Miami for four weeks, playing best of three, and it's well spread.
It does help you to recover and get ready for the next matches. You don't get too exhausted physically because the schedule is such that it allows you to have fun to recover and have time for the next one.

Q. You know, Wimbledon has famous Kipling line of if you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same. Do you follow something the same? Is that how you keep your mindset, coming off a big win, as well?

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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