Coach Thomas Johansson eager to find winning tactic against Novak Djokovic


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Coach Thomas Johansson eager to find winning tactic against Novak Djokovic

Coach Thomas Johansson has spoken very highly of world No. 1 Novak Djokovic but remains motivated to find a winning tactic ahead of the Wimbledon quarterfinal match between his pupil David Goffin and the Serb. Goffin, 28, is enjoying his best ever run at The Championships as he has been through to his first quarterfinal at The All England Club.

Goffin will have to play his absolute best in order to stand a chance against Djokovic as the defending Wimbledon champion leads their head-to-head 5-1. Djokovic won the first five meetings against Goffin but the Belgian won their last meeting at the Monte Carlo Masters in 2017 as they are now set to clash on grass for the first time in their respective careers.

"It is almost impossible to find a weakness in his game. He doesn't have a powerful and strong service but it's a great shot -- he hits his spots, he is precise and constant. From the baseline he is like a wall, as I have just said...

I remember when I trained with him a long ago, it was like hitting with a spider -- he returns everything. We have to try to put him in uncomfortable spots on the court -- otherwise he will kill us," coach Johansson exclusively told Sport Klub.

Also, Johansson insisted: "The tactic will be very important, we will do our homework and try to find something but Novak looks extremely good at the moment."