In an interview to Sport Klub, the six-time Australian Open winner Roy Emerson spoke about Novak Djokovic's legacy in tennis. Emerson said: "Novak is a very nice guy and he is always respectful with his opponents and he is not vain at all.
I saw him in Melbourne when he was a junior player. He was bouncing the ball a million times before serving. Now it (has) decreased, and I would like to see it even less, as he still needs 15-20 bounces. It's the only thing I have against him, otherwise, he is great' Emerson joked.
Then he added: "Djokovic is one of the greatest players of all time and he did a lot of unbelievable things in tennis. He has been in the top ten for more than a decade, he only had one break and he has been a great player for a long time and he did the right things in tennis."
Emerson also said: "I love tennis, I have been attending matches for years, sometimes I go to Wimbledon and that's really nice. A few days ago I took a wooden racket and you are like: "How the hell did we manage to play with these rackets?" They are so heavy...
Now rackets are definitely lighter, it's much easier to hit harder. Back in the day, doing that was difficult, the game really changed a lot. "I like when the ball direction changes and you start hitting drop shots, hit a corner.
You have to play a deep ball all the time, and that's not easy. Both play great, just look at how they competed in the semifinals, that's incredible." ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title