In an interview, as quoted by ATP, Roberto Carballes Baena spoke about his upcoming match against Novak Djokovic in the US Open first round. The Spaniard said: "I have nothing to lose, I will have a big desire to do well and enjoy myself there as much as possible.
Once I saw the draw, you have to think you did as well as possible. It will be a good experience to be able to play on the central court of the US Open and also to face the world No. 1. He is the best in the world and I want to play the match.
At the end of the day you always want it to be easier, because to face the world No. 1 has its good things but also bad things. It will be a great experience. This kind of matches, you prepare them like you always do. You look at who is your opponent, the game you can deliver and work on it.
The only thing you can change is that you have more or less pressure and in this case you do not have, so I will give everything." Carballes Baena added: "I think Djokovic is the most complete player out of everyone.
Even if for me it's better to see Federer or Nadal. Technique-wise Roger is amazing and Rafa with his intensity and his commitment he is unbelievable. But Djokovic is the most complete out of everyone. Out all of them, I only faced Nadal.
You see the intensity, his strength and the rhythm he has. Djokovic is a bit different, for what they told me. But he doesn't play with the intensity Nadal does."