On Monday night, at the ATP Finals in London, the FC Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo attended the match between Novak Djokovic and John Isner. The Serbian player said he was honoured by CR7's visit. 'I had colors of his club on my attire tonight.
I'm sure he was happy to see that,' Djokovic said. 'No, it's great to have big football star, sports star like him, courtside watching tennis. He used to come and watch a lot in Madrid. Rafa, of course, Roger, myself.
He's a fan of tennis. It's really, really nice. He's one of the biggest sports stars in the last decade. It's great for our sport to have him there. I saw he was there with his family. Didn't get a chance to see him after the match, but hopefully I'll have that chance maybe later this week.' Asked he played so great because he received the world no.
1 trophy, Djokovic said, 'I don't think it's the reason I was so dominant. I just prepared myself well for the match and executed everything really, really well. But, indeed, I do fell a little less, so to say, pressure coming into the tournament knowing that I secured the world no.
1 spot.' Speaking about the court speed, Djokovic added: 'My results here have been pretty good in the last 10 years. So can't complain too much. Although it takes a little bit of time really to get yourself adjusted to the surface because the surface is a good surface.
But, you know, it takes a lot of rotation, takes a lot of spin. When you serve well, also it accelerates through the court. You kind of always have to be on alert, be very solid in your core, I would say, to be able to execute your shots well and constantly adjust with your feet to the ball.
The surface kind of makes you work more. That's why probably players feel like it's a bit tricky, demanding.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title