Rising Argentine star Sebastian Baez reveals he admires Novak Djokovic and would like to learn from the 20-time Grand Slam champion. Baez, 21, is having a breakthrough season on the ATP Tour as he has won his maiden ATP title this year and he is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No.
36 in the world. When asked about Djokovic during an interview with Tennis Majors, Baez said he admires Djokovic's for his fighting spirit and the ability to stay cool and composed in stressful moments. "I watched a lot of players and tried to learn from each of them, maybe looking at something in their game and then trying to implement it in mine.
For example, I admire Novak Djokovic a lot, because he is a great fighter and keeps his head cool. I would like to learn more from him because he is a legend of our sport," Baez told Tennis Majors. I admire Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer as well, Del Potro of course: I try to study their games in order to improve myself, to become better every day."
Baez can turn to Juan Martin del Potro for advice
Baez is coached by Sebastian Gutierrez, who has a great relationship with del Potro. If Baez feels like needing an advice or some tips for del Potro, he can turn to the 2009 US Open champion.
"My coach and Juan Martin have a tremendous relationship, so we are in contact. He asks me how I feel, if he can help me in any way, to give me advice. It is a privilege to be close to such a great player, he has done amazing things in his career.
I am trying to pick up on the way he was able to reach such great heights," Baez revealed. Baez is just 21 and the Argentinians are hoping he turns into a great player.