In an interview to Sport Klub the 16-year-old Serbian player Hamad Medjedovic spoke about his favorite players. "Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, I like watching them because they are the best of all time. Nole is obviously my favorite, he is a bit different than me as a person - I had the chance to meet him, we trained once, he is a good guy and one of the best in history, and he behaves in a normal way.
I saw 2008 Wimbledon final and I still remember the match between Djokovic and Nadal in the 2012 Australian Open." He made his debut in the Grand Slam junior tournaments at the US Open, losing to Zgirovsky 6-4 6-0. "A lesson for the future, we will make an effort to learn from it and to see what's next.
I was in New York for the first time and I saw all the players who before I watched on TV - I did not approach anyone but I saw Nadal, Wawrinka, Shapovalov and many others. It's a bit strange to me, but it was nice. There are really many people, I do not like it too much but it's nice to see."
His coach Lalic said: "For me, the most important thing is that he likes practicing. He loves watching matches and he is very good in tournaments, but he needs to love the process - love it also when he is tired or he is not motivated for the match.
Many 16-year-old kids love training. There is time, but there is no time to lose." Djokovic's run in New York ended against Stan Wawrinka in the fourth round as the Serb retired due to a shoulder injury.