Novak Djokovic: 'Goffin played Halle final against Federer. Tough player'


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Novak Djokovic: 'Goffin played Halle final against Federer. Tough player'

Novak Djokovic previewed the upcoming match between him and David Goffin in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. The Serbian player said: "We've never faced each other on grass. I definitely have to prepare myself for that, do some analysis.

I think grass is quite suitable to his style of the game. He's one of the quickest players on the tour. I think his footwork is probably his biggest asset. He manages to get himself in the right positions, he is balanced on some shots that most of the other guys aren't really balanced.

Finals of Halle against Roger before Wimbledon, now he's in quarters, playing really well. Without a doubt, he's playing at his best again because he struggled with injuries. I can relate to that because I think he was experiencing issues with elbow, which I went through the same.

So I understand how that can really mess up with your game. But he has Thomas Johansson, who is a Grand Slam champion, as his coach. David is someone that knows how to play on a big stage. He doesn't get overwhelmed with the experience.

It's quarterfinals. The matches, the opponents, are top-quality players. Matches only get tougher from here." Kim Clijsters previewed the upcoming match between her compatriot David Goffin and Novak Djokovic in Wimbledon on Wednesday.

The former world No. 1 said: "It's very exciting. He has nothing to lose. It's been a lot of fun watching him do well and seeing him being more emotionally outgoing and showing his fighting spirit."