A funny moment happened on Friday during the doubles match featuring Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic facing Jack Sock and Kevin Anderson. The Swiss player was hit on the back by Djokovic, who issued an apology. Federer replied: 'That's why we never play doubles.' In press conference, Djokovic said he enjoyed his experience despite the loss: ‘It was great to play with Roger, it was great fun.
We talked a lot of strategies on the bench and what was useful for our players. ‘We have always had plenty of respect for ea other, now that will be strengthened. But this kind of quality time is like no other ' Speaking about the ball he unintentionally hit towards Federer, Djokovic added: ‘I apologised right away,’ the Serbian legend added.
‘I got my karma back when Sock hit me right in the heart!’ Federer highlighted the differences between Nadal, who he played with at last year's Laver Cup, and Djokovic. ‘Rafa and Nole are very different players, a lot of changes, opponents were very different too', the Swiss said.
'Excitement was similar for me, [and] to team with someone of Nole's caliber was a treat. When you play doubles it's different, it's like speaking a different language, using a different side of your brain. And in a match like today you may go through games when you get no rhythm.'