Novak Djokovic has a new old person on his team. The Serbian player is working again with the physiotherapist Miljan Amanovic. "This is the first time I got asked about Miljan Amanovic in my entire career", said the world No.
1. "It was always about Marian and Gigi was my fitness coach, but I think never anyone asks me about him, so I am really glad, thank you for that, I'm sure he will be very pleased. It is very nice to have him because he's also one of my best friends, you know.
I'm a godfather to his daughters as well so we have a very close relationship and we made a break, obviously not working together for a year-and-a-half, he was working with Milos Raonic and then we agreed to start again.
And it's wonderful to see him there, you know, to have him also professionally as part of my life, but even though our relationship has never suffered privately because we've stopped professionally, we always stayed very close."
Djokovic also commented on his lob shot during the first set tie-break: "That was definitely one of the most exciting shots I played under the circumstances. I mean, the ball kind of passed me already and I just managed to kind of do a flick of the wrist and basically place it perfectly in the corner, so it was the point of the match for sure." Djokovic will now face the 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas.