Novak Djokovic: 'I do feel different when Pete Sampras come to my matches'


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Novak Djokovic: 'I do feel different when Pete Sampras come to my matches'

In an interview to Eurosport Novak Djokovic commented on how it felt to see the 14-time Major winner Pete Sampras seeing his opening round match earlier this year in Indian Wells live against Bjorn Fratangelo. "My tennis idol came to watch the first match I had in Indian Wells this year.

I did not have many opportunities to play in front of Pete. Every time it happens, I do feel different. Of course, I focus on my match but Pete brings me more motivation to play at my best", said Djokovic. On the walk he does with French Open ball kids, the Belgrade native added: "It's a little tradition that we have.

I am going to do it again. Just as the gates open they run and sing their anthem so hopefully, they allow me to participate again." On his last year's Wimbledon title, Djokovic concluded: "It brings wonderful memories.

It was a very important win for me coming back from elbow surgery and win the most important Grand Slam and having my son for the first time celebrating and seeing me with this trophy was extra special." Asked if he will play one tournament on grass prior to Wimbledon, Djokovic, who lost the last year's Queen's final to Marin Cilic, said: "I don't know. To be honest, really. I don't know now."