The former world No. 27 Filippo Volandri spoke about Novak Djokovic's resurgence. Volandri believes that being supported by wife Jelena and two children, Tara and Stefan, is the key. 'Nole was too much passive in the last year', Volandri said. 'It's true that his priorities changed but now probably tennis is back to be a priority again. Having Jelena next to him, suffering in his box for the first time in a long time. Mentally, it gives him a lot of motivation. Also seeing him getting angry, having some buzz with the crowd, is the proof that his fire is back.'
The 2015 US Open champion Flavia Pennetta said: 'Having the family next to him all the time is the key. They always follow him, all the children's games in the house they are staying in. I know it because I am a close friend of his agent (Edoardo Artaldi). When you are not so confident of yourself, if you find safety off-court, it can help him on court. The fire he is showing to have is the key. It was not normal that he was going to hug his opponent, saying that nothing happened, it's a match like other. You need that fire.'
The former world No. 4 Jonas Bjorkman suggested the final was influenced by Kevin Anderson's tiredness: 'We have to change! Because we have situation where the final would be so and so because of the fatigue of the two players. We want to have the best tennis in the biggest moments like the Wimbledon final', Bjorkman said. 'I heard some talks by Tim Henman saying that we need to change. Tie-break on 12-all would be perfect. It would be better than what it is now.'