In a press conference, Novak Djokovic spoke about his feelings heading into the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid. The Serbian player said: "I did not feel anything in training, everything is good. Every point matters. And in matches on three courts, many things will be happening.
There will be a lot of pressure because you can lose very early. It's interesting to have 89 players in the same place. It's a challenge for the organizers but you needed a change in the team competitions to make them more interesting for the fans and the marketing.
Davis Cup is the most historical competition, where I enjoyed myself more. It looks like the Olympic Games, which is not a team event but you represent your country. Whatever the format is, being with my team is a priority for me.
I always try to include it on my schedule. Obviously I’ve had a great experience this year in the Madrid tournament, I like playing here, I like the conditions. I had an hour something of practice, everything went well.
Being part of the national team is something that I always valued very much. I have not played for the Serbia national team for several years, so I missed the feeling of being with my friends, with my colleagues and the guys that create a great atmosphere.
We’re going to stay hopefully until the end of the tournament and have success." Janko Tipsarevic said: "It's my last professional tournament, so it's very emotional for me and my family. It's my favorite competition.
I grew up with those guys. I underwent seven surgeries. You wish you would never retire buy if I could have picked a moment, it would have been this one."