Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic appeared before the media at a press conference to analyze his feelings after the victory achieved today in the final of Wimbledon 2021, which meant his 20th victory in a Grand Slam and equaling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in said ranking.
"I was very nervous during the match, more specifically in the first set. Then I calmed down and started playing at my level. Obviously it's not great to lose a set, but this time I feel like it helped me to improve and play the way I want to.
It was a highly contested match and in the third set, Matteo had his chances to break the serve and get back into the match. But taking this away, I feel like I was in control of the match from the second set. I felt very comfortable with the serve.
and with the right. Obviously playing on grass against a great server like Berrettini is a challenge. It is true that there were times when I played too defensive and had some mistakes, possibly due to nerves, but they are things that happen when you are playing a Wimbledon final."
Novak Djokovic is surely on the verge of becoming the GOAT
When asked about the role Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had played in Novak Djokovic's own career, the Serb was as honest and gracious as ever. The Serb admitted that it was the duo's dominance that pushed him to new heights and helped him develop his game on a physical, mental and tactical level.
"I have mentioned this many times before. I have to pay great tribute to Rafa and Roger," Djokovic said during his on-court interview. "They are legends of our sport and they are the two most important players I ever faced in my career.
They are the reason I am where I am today. They have helped me realise what I needed to do to get stronger mentally, physically, tactically." He also talked about the Olympic Games: "It was not good news to hear that there would be no audience in the stands.
I received that news yesterday or two days ago. It was very disappointing. I also heard that there would be many restrictions within the Village. They may not give you the opportunity to watch other sports in the Village either.
I live. There will also be limitations when it comes to choosing the number of people who can accompany you. I will have to think about the next few days that I will do. Now I am a little divided. There is the 50-50 thing," he concluded.