Speaking on Tennis Channel, Roger Federer's former coach Paul Annacone praised Novak Djokovic for his five-set Wimbledon final win over the Swiss. Annacone, who worked with the Swiss from 2010 to 2013, said: “We talk about that in the cliches all the time.
And this to me is why Novak Djokovic is number one in the world. He’s most efficient when it matters most. There are less moving parts in his groundstrokes so he is less likely to miss balls. And he moves so well, it is almost impossible to hit through him.
You have to be really creative, really resilient, committed and extremely talented to do so. And magnify that times ten once you get into the tiebreak and the pressure is there. He did an amazing job with the pressure on”.
Annacone also praised the Big Three era, Rafael Nadal, Federer and Djokovic: “It is an era to be saluted, these three guys have been off the charts. And I never thought I’d see this and this kind of consistency at the major level. These guys are just all breaking all kinds of records. Father Time is getting wrestled pretty well right now”.