'The evening match didn't help Novak Djokovic', says top analyst

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'The evening match didn't help Novak Djokovic', says top analyst

Novak Djokovic is more than comfortable with his role as the world number one. The Serbian tennis player acknowledged that he likes to feel like the rival to beat on the ATP circuit, a situation that forces him to stay focused and not let his guard down.

“Being number one is the best and worst thing about being number one. Of course it is the biggest challenge in this sport, to be the best at what you do. I have been lucky enough to be number one for many weeks throughout my career.

That was always my ultimate goal every season, particularly being in the same era with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and all the tennis greats. Of course, that makes the success even greater”, commented the winner of 20 Grand Slams.

“On the other hand, the negative part of being number one is that everyone is looking to dethrone you, everyone wants to beat you in every match, regardless of the size or category of the tournament. Fortunately, it's a feeling I've gotten used to over all these years.

It gives me even more motivation when I'm up against players who want to challenge me for the top spot." "Everybody can have a big tournament or a number of months, but to be number one at the end of the season, you have to play well for 11 months and be consistent, defend your points and deal with all kinds of pressure," he added.

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Nole has to react

Former World No.

1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov recently gave his thoughts on the impressive Roland Garros quarterfinal match between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal on Tuesday. "From the first point, it was clear that Novak… I don't know what, but something bothered him.

I hope it's not physical and I don't think it is because he ran well and covered the field. Maybe it was mental, because everyone at Philippe Chatrier was cheering for Nadal. The man has won Roland Garros 13 times and the fans are definitely emotionally fond of him," he said.

The former World No. 1 said that Nadal's body language from the start of the match suggested that it would be difficult for Djokovic to beat him. He added that the colder conditions in the evening helped Nadal more than Djokovic.

"From the first point, Rafael Nadal's body language showed that it would be difficult for Novak to beat him. To be honest, I don't know why everyone thought that the evening match suited Djokovic. It seemed the opposite to me.

I think the evening helped Nadal - the audience, the colder conditions, and the ball bounced the way it suits Rafa," said Kafelnikov.