Novak Djokovic explains why he has a different approach than Rafael Nadal

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Novak Djokovic explains why he has a different approach than Rafael Nadal

In an interview with Barbara Schett and Mats Wilander on Eurosport Novak Djokovic commented on how different his approach to a big match is than Rafael Nadal's. 'In the calmness you find strength', said Djokovic. 'I am truly believing it and that wasn't the case for me.

Rafa brings that incredible energy, tenacity and intensity on the match from the first point he spends a lot of energy, puts a lot of power on his shots and me, on the contrary, want to balance things out, I don't like to be too hectic before the match, I like to be calmer and I obviously need to find that Power in myself, intensity on the court but it has to be balanced because I have lost my mind in the past and we all have on the court and you lose some big matches because of that, then you learn lessons but it's not always ideal to expect yourself to stay in that state of mind where you are in the zone and everything flows so naturally but that's always the goal.'

Djokovic also added: 'I did focus on something different as Rafa, you are trying to improve, to get to a different level and I worked on it. Combination of things, it's not completely different but I had some elements and certain details that have made me more comfortable serving.

You have to embrace the pressure rather than treat is as an enemy. It's obviously easier said than done but if we talk about this support it can only bring me to win.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title