Novak Djokovic is the best returner on Tour, says Pella


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Novak Djokovic is the best returner on Tour, says Pella

Guido Pella was asked, after his loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Wimbledon quarter-finals, if the Wimbledon surface is slower this year. The Argentinean said: "Compared to maybe other years, yes, it's much slower.

I think the matches now are more playable than in other years. You can play from the baseline without any problem. But I think that's a good thing because grass I think in previous years was just for servers. Maybe guys like, I don't know, Karlovic or other guys that serves very good, maybe they can find a way to win easier than now.

But today the court was, like, without grass. It was much easier for us to move, to play like a clay court. But I think in Wimbledon, if you can win just one match, the courts are getting slower and slower every day. I think for us, is much easier."

Analyzing his loss to Bautista Agut, Pella added: "I think after the first two sets, I was feeling a little bit tired, but just because of this match. Roberto, his game is similar than my game. I think he's the most solid guy on tour maybe behind Djokovic.

I think now in this tournament he's playing very, very good. I think I did my best. Of course, maybe in a few moments of the game, I could play a little bit more aggressive or a little bit better, but I can't decide if I play good or bad.

So I try to do my best. I think that was it. I think everybody knows if the big three plays good tennis, is very, very difficult to win against these guys because they are, like, 12 years in a row they are winning all the Grand Slams.

If they play good, I think it's very tough to beat them. I think Roberto with his game is very, very tough. He cannot miss a single ball. I think after three hours, he miss very few balls. But, of course, he has to be much more aggressive maybe.

He has to defend his service game better because Novak, I think he's the best returner of the tour. Nothing much. He has to do his game also. I think that's maybe the key for making him in trouble."