Novak Djokovic: 'I felt like Ivo Karlovic on Sunday'

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Novak Djokovic: 'I felt like Ivo Karlovic on Sunday'

Novak Djokovic spoke about his stunning performance on serve during the Paris Masters final win against Denis Shapovalov. The Serbian player said: "On the rare occasions like today, I do feel like Karlovic. It's quite frustrating to play against a player like Ivo Karlovic, a player that serves very well.

But it feels great when you actually can get out of your serve a lot of free points. And that was the case for me, not just today, but throughout this week. I haven't dropped a set. Serve was one of the definitely best shot in my game and that allowed me to kind of also feel more comfortable and more confident from baseline."

On the No. 1 rankings position, Djokovic concluded: "It is a motivation and a goal every day. It is a goal that I have as a professional tennis player to win as many Grand Slams as possible and also to be No. 1 worldwide for as long as possible.

But it's not possible for me now to assume anything. It is not a reality. I have to wait and see what happens in London, to see if I can reach that goal. As I said, it wouldn't be correct to presume with regard to Nadal and the others.

I don't feel well talking about that right now." In an interview to ubitennis Matteo Berrettini's father Luca revealed how he figured out that his son had qualified for the ATP Finals in London. Luca said: "During the match between Shapovalov and Monfils, Matteo was with a friend of mine and he followed it on livescore.

I only saw the last game, it was 30-love and then the phone started ringing. There I understood that I was late and that Shapovalov had won. Me and my wife did not even have time to hug each other because thousands of messages came."