Novak Djokovic: 'It was just unbearable'



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Novak Djokovic: 'It was just unbearable'

Cameron Norrie reveals that he's seen Novak Djokovic "bring his own food in little things from Tupperware" and that's the level of commitment he wants to be making. Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam champion, has always been known for his strict diet and rigorous training routines.

Djokovic's absolute commitment to every detail is one of the main reasons why he will go on to be one of the greatest players in tennis history. "I've seen him bring his own food to events in little Tupperware containers.

That's even more meticulous than weighing the scales," Norrie said on Tennis Channel, according to Sportskeeda. "I'd like to think he's doing the same thing and with the same method of taking care of little details like that."

In the second round in Cincinnati, Norrie beat Murray 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. "I'm still struggling with the conditions a bit and trying to find the rhythm. I've gotten by with my attitude and stayed positive. I managed to find myself down a set, I don't know how, and the last set was a battle, he had some chances and I played a couple of good points," Norrie said.

"That's how tennis is played sometimes. It's a big win for me, that I've beaten Andy for the first time. It's not the way I wanted to beat him with cramp from him, but it's okay to go through." After Cincinnati, Norrie will focus on the US Open.

At Wimbledon last year, Norrie reached his first Grand Slam semi-final. In the Wimbledon semifinal, Norrie fell to Djokovic in four sets. Norrie got off to a good start against Djokovic, winning the first set, but then lost the next three sets and the match.

It remains to be seen if Norrie can go far in Grand Slam at the US Open.

Nole is a tennis legend

Speaking to Graham Bensinger in an interview, Novak Djokovic called his Rio defeat to del Potro one of the ‘most heartbreaking moments’ of his career.

“It was one of the most heartbreaking moments I had in my career. Yes, really. Because I built with myself huge expectations for the Olympic Games in Rio. I was number one in the world and won fours Slams in a row. I was at the peak of my career in terms of the results, in terms of how I play, how I feel.

I felt if there was ever a time for me to get the gold medal or fight for a gold medal, it was then. I felt if there was ever a time for me to get the gold medal or fight for a gold medal, it was then,” Djokovic said.

“Because, I guess, I got injured, because I built such a huge pressure and expectation on myself, it was just unbearable. It was too much and at the time I just wasn't aware how to handle it in a proper way. And I got injured and I had to, you know, I lost my first round match against del Potro who went on to win the silver medal," Djokovic said.