Maria Sharapova hit with Rafael Nadal for a couple of minutes in Rome on Monday, and Novak Djokovic was asked about it in press conference. The Serbian feels there is nothing strange in doing it, and he also mentioned some of his practice session with the female tennis players in the past years.
'I was practicing with Maria many years ago in Indian Wells, actually', Djokovic said. 'We had a proper practice. And I think with Caroline Wozniacki, as well, years ago. So, I have no problem. Actually, they hit better than most of us guys from the spot. They don't miss. And they hit flat and straight at you. So, they don't take time to warm up. They go full speed at you. So, it's fine. I have nothing against that. In contrary, I actually like. I played with Ana Ivanovic couple of times and we practiced there. So, I've done it before.'