Why has Rafael Nadal suffered more injuries than Roger Federer in his career? Novak Djokovic explained it in a recent press conference. 'I think two different players, two different characters. Both are extremely successful, really impressive as champions on and off the court in their own way,' said Djokovic.
'Roger has always taken care of his body, the scheduling. Obviously technically, he's probably the best player in the world. When he plays, it looks so easy, it looks so flawless. I think the kind of game that he has, the proper care that he had about his body and professionalism has kept him so durable, kept him at the top of the men's game for so many years.
He's still up there. And Rafa on the other side, he's somebody that spends a lot of hours on the court. I mean, he really, you know, loves to practice for two, three hours in a row. Just somebody that has a hard working ethics.
It really pays off.' Djokovic also said he wants to enjoy playing tennis: 'I've done it all my life, so it's not something that came this week. It's just everybody's different, I guess. When I'm on the court it's all business.
I try to be focused and obviously go through emotions and try to get the job done. Once I'm done, I'm done. Tennis is not everything in my life. Obviously I have a lot of different interests. I have family. I try to stay who I am, kind of the personality I had all my life, friends I have.
I like it. I like having fun. Why not? We're all young, and it's not an easy life traveling always on the tour. Not much free time. Why not make the best out of it?' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title