Novak Djokovic: 'I am exhausted, but I knew I could not keep playing at the highest level'


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Novak Djokovic: 'I am exhausted, but I knew I could not keep playing at the highest level'

Novak Djokovic is disappointed after his loss to Roberto Bautista Agut. The Serbian player admitted he did not play his best tennis in Contrary of what his opponent did: 'I didn't feel as great mentally. But credit to Roberto, he was a better player, no question about it.

In important moments, I did have my chances, a lot of chances, but just was losing my service games and making too many unforced errors. He was more consistent and more solid.' 'There are definitely things that I need to regain from the emotional, mental point of view.

I guess I'm focusing on that more, so it's a transition somewhere in between. I'm maybe just exhausted by the amount of matches I have had in the last 15 to 20 months. So maybe all in all that's the cause of me feeling this way.

I had to experience sooner or later this. I knew I could not go on playing on at the highest level for so many years all the time, but it's good to experience this so I can hopefully get better in the period to come.'

Djokovic also criticized the umpire Carlos Bernardes who gave him two warnings, one because broke his racket and another because threw his t-shirt: 'I just don't understand the decisions that he has made.

When you go to change your racket, I went to change my shirt and then he gives me a warning. He was the star of the show. That's what he wanted to be today.' Djokovic confirmed he will play Paris Masters and then ATP Finals: 'I'll try to get ready for the indoor season where I always, in the last couple of years, played pretty well.

I'll try to get better'. Asked about the chances to see him asking for a wild card in Basel or Vienna, Djokovic said he won't do it because wants to enjoy the second birthday of his Child. 'I can't describe it in words', Bautista Agut said. 'The first time I played Djokovic I thought he was from another planet and Now I believe I am closer to him.

Will I reach top 10? In order to do it I have to play this way for more weeks.'
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