Novak Djokovic spoke about how different Japanese culture is than the Serbian one. The world No. 1 said: "Everyone is different. Not all the Serbians are emotional, but they can be more emotional than Japanese. There are different qualities in several parts of the world.
It's important to understand and appreciate, what's better and worse, get to learn and control your feelings. I accept everything. I can be calm during a match or I can get nervous. It's okay as long as I do not break my racket, but it's about understanding myself.
Humans evolve, and we accept that everything changes in our lives." On Lucas Pouille, Djokovic added: "He is a very good player and a powerful server. I found a way to beat him in the Australian Open semifinals. I was able to break him immediately today.
It was important. After that, I was able to relax myself mentally. Me and my team are happy. Everything is perfect. I want things to stay like this for a long time. I will try my best to have this feeling to play and enjoy. It's the first time I am here and I am having fun.
I am receiving a lot of support."
In an interview to Globo Esporte Joao Menezes recalled his US Open third round qualies loss to Sumit Nagal: "At the US Open it was a big disappointment. I was in a good time, very confident.
I should have won that match to go through qualies. And then I saw the draw, and if I won I would have faced Federer. My confidence decreased. I could not sleep for two nights and I could have earned $58,000", he laughed. "Thank God I have a father who supports me in everything. I just want to play well. I want to train more."