Novak Djokovic speaks about his 'mind game' before finals


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Novak Djokovic speaks about his 'mind game' before finals

Novak Djokovic spoke about his approach to matches and finals. The Serb said: “It’s also a mind game in a way because when you have so much success behind you, there is always an expectation from yourself and from others.

Everyone asks you questions and sees you already fighting for the trophy, but you still have to master every day. And that’s why you have to create your own bubble in a way, where you just focus on the present moment.

It’s individual, so everybody goes through their own unique path and journey and whatever suits them in their approach to a tournament. For me, obviously I do visualise myself being there and fighting for the trophy, because that’s every tournament’s goal where I participate.

I try to get the trophy. I don’t have any ambition that is less than that”. “I understand that every day is different and I have to try to focus my attention and my energy to every day: starting it off well, respecting my routines, respecting the warm-up, the preparation, the recovery after that.

Really being able to feel comfortable on the court and off the court, that allows you to peak when you want the most and to perform well”. On Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the former player Jimmy Arias said: "These guys are really pushing each other.

All three of them right now are playing to be the GOAT, but Federer has an age disadvantage. Losing that [Wimbledon] final had to hurt. A win there would have solidified that lead in major titles."