Kecmanovic: 'Me the next Novak Djokovic? It's possible but...'

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Kecmanovic: 'Me the next Novak Djokovic? It's possible but...'

In an interview to Tweener Head, Miomir Kecmanovic commented on people seeing him as the next Novak Djokovic. Kecmanovic said: "I am happy that people think like that, but that's also far ahead. It's also possible but let's be honest, 16 Grand Slams happens in I do not know how many years, so I'd be happy if I could get one or two."

On how it feels to be among the group of Next Generation players, he added: "It's definitely a good feeling, there is a bunch of us right now, I am happy that I was able to breakthrough at such a young age and join those guys."

Asked if he ever thought about going to the college, the 19-year-old replied: "It was never in my mind. Obviously, from the start I wanted to go pro and that was what I was always thinking about but obviously I was not doing that well in juniors, I would start to think about it but thankfully I was making good results."

On how it felt to play Davis Cup for Serbia, Kecmanovic concluded: "That was definitely a good experience, there is so many good guys right now, with Djokovic of course. Just to see how they practice and behave was definitely a good learning experience that helps me to know what to do in the future." Kecmanovic will play Australian Alex Popyrin in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington.