Novak Djokovic commented on the crowd cheering for his semifinal opponent Roberto Bautista Agut at some point during the match as the Spaniard was little by little raising his level after being dominated by the Serb in the first set.
"At times they wanted him to come back into the match, maybe take a lead because he was an underdog. I understand that. But I have had enough support here over the years, so I don’t complain", said Djokovic. Looking ahead to the final against Roger Federer, Djokovic concluded: “I’m going to go out there and fight and give it all.
This is the kind of match that I always dreamt of as a young boy with the tennis racquet. This is what I worked for. There are some matches where I get very frustrated and some where I am very calm. I am not happy when I show my other side, when I am nervous.
There are lots of young people watching my every move, so I don’t want to send a message like that. But it’s part of my character - I am fighting with my emotions and I try to focus and come back into a state of equilibrium.
I train all year for this. The expectation is on me. Sometimes some nervous circumstances affect your behaviour. You go through these kind of emotional moments, especially in big matches like this. There’s always something that can take you out of your comfort zone”.