Novak Djokovic: 'The shift is happening in tennis'


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Novak Djokovic: 'The shift is happening in tennis'

Novak Djokovic was pleased with his four-set win over Hubert Hurkacz. The Serbian player credited the Polish player for a great performance. "Congratulations to Hubert for putting in a great effort", said Djokovic. "He deserved applause from the crowd.

He was serving well and hitting clean and accurate shots. He deserved to win the second set. Credit to him for high-quality tennis. I guess each one of us players deals with circumstances differently. I try to focus one point at a time.

I just wanted to hold my serve and get as many returns into play. I played a good third and a solid fourth set. I haven't played many times up and coming stars. It's great. We have a new group of young players challenging the best.

The shift is happening. How soon they will start winning majors, hopefully not too soon." Meanwhile, John Isner spoke about Bernard Tomic being fined all the prize money: "I'm okay with it. I mean, like, you're at this tournament, and, you know, you're playing for a lot of money.

I don't know if he knew that that was a possibility, but, you know, when you get to this stage you want to -- I didn't see any of the match, but obviously for him to be fined that much, whole prize money, is pretty significant.

You've got to show up to the best of your ability, especially if you're healthy. So personally, I'm okay with that. It doesn't look good for our game."