Novak Djokovic: 'It takes a little bit of time to adapt and...'



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Novak Djokovic: 'It takes a little bit of time to adapt and...'

In the quarterfinals of the Italian Open 2022, in Rome, Novak Djokovic continues his march towards Roland Garros 2022. Novak, in the press conference, talked about many topics, from clay courts to his imitation of the singer American Britney Spears.

Djokovic praised Felix Auger-Aliassime, Toni Nadal's new player: "Clay is not his favorite surface. However, I think he is improving a lot. He has worked with Toni Nadal for the last two years, which has certainly contributed to his game on clay.

He's been a longtime top 20 and top 10 athlete. He has a very complete game, a very nice guy, who works a lot." Throughout his career, Novak Djokovic has been the protagonist of funny moments on several occasions related to his imitations of characters on the ATP Tour and outside of it.

How to forget his funny imitations of Maria Sharapova or Rafael Nadal before the serve? During the conference, Djokovic made it clear why he no longer does these impressions. Here are his words: "We were at the Players Show in Monte Carlo and I did Britney Spears.

It was funny, I remember she was wearing jean shorts and my mom was shocked. Let's just say that since that time I stopped doing it for a while, I think they will exaggerate! But often I have fun and do them, just away from the cameras."

Djokovic achieved a new milestone

In a recent interview with the ATP, Novak Djokovic sat down to reminisce about his epic win for which he had to work extremely hard. "I always had a lot of support in Rome. Center Court - one of the most stunning centre courts in the tennis world," he added.

"That kind of surface where it's unpredictable. It's that kind of surface where if you drop your serve, it's not that big a deal as dropping your serve on a fast hard court." Facing Rafael Nadal in a final on clay is considered one of the toughest tasks in tennis, and the Serb admitted to the same.

However, he knew he had to produce one more epic performance to get the job done against his great rival. "He (Rafa) always comes very h*t off the blocks," Djokovic said. "Most of his matches, particularly on clay, he gets an early break and just brings so much intensity to the court.

Just full top-spins right from the start. It's hard to deal with those balls, it takes a little bit of time to adapt and to adjust to it.