Novak Djokovic and his brother Marko lost to David Goffin and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the Qatar Open semifinals in Doha in three sets, 6-1 3-6 15-13. The two Serbians went very close to reaching the championship clash, but it was still a good week for them having won not just the first one but their two first matches together on the Tour.
Asked if they may play together in the future again, the 14-time Grand Slam winner replied: 'The way we played actually why not. We just got off the court so it's really tough. We both wanted to win badly and it hurts, you know, this kind of loss.
After being match point up and David and Herbert are fantastic players, they blew us off the court in the first set and we managed to come back and to play at such a high level for us, I mean was amazing. It was a great feeling.
Obviously, it is disappointing to be so close and not to be able to win, but again at the same time, it was an amazing experience. I'm very grateful to live it with my brother.' Djokovic added: 'I'm just very happy that I started with these tournaments, and I think I've been playing really well these last two matches, and I thought I had a good preparation the last three weeks.
And yeah, today was much even better than the first match, and yeah, hopefully, I can keep going.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title