Novak Djokovic spoke about next year's Tokyo Olympic Games. Asked if he will prefer to play with 38 degrees at 11:00 AM or with 26 degrees at 8:00 PM, the world No. 1 replied: "I do not know. It depends on the schedule.
We need a different schedule for this tournament. Night sessions can be a good idea, like in 2008 Beijing. It's always difficult. Not just for players but for many athletes too. It's a problem. I will come here as soon as possible to adapt to the condition.
At night the humidity may still be the same, while heat could be different." Yasutaka Uchiyama defeated Radu Albot in three sets. The Japanese feels emotional with his run: “It was amazing. [It is my] first time in the quarter-final of an ATP 500 and especially in my home country, it’s really special.
I was thinking too much about his defence and his running. He was really quick on the baseline, so I was thinking too much to go for it and I made a few mistakes at the beginning. After 3-0, I was focussing more on myself, playing like the usual”.
I was really tired at the end of the match. That’s why I wasn’t thinking too much about the win, I was just focussing on every single point. I think that was a good way to play the last game”. Djokovic will play his next match against the Frenchman Lucas Pouille.