Croft explains why Djokovic has minor fanbase than Roger Federer,Rafa Nadal


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Croft explains why Djokovic has minor fanbase than Roger Federer,Rafa Nadal

Novak Djokovic has a big fanbase but which is not as much as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's. The Serb is enjoying the biggest success on the Tour again but the Spaniard and the Swiss still continue to be the most-loved guys.

In a recent interview, Annabel Croft said: 'It gave an insight into the kind of things that go on behind the scenes. The way he plays, and I have seen it in his interviews, are extremely articulate.

He is very, very intelligent and you have to admire what he has achieved in the game. You don’t get to those kind of achievements without a ruthless rod of steel which runs through you. 'I also think it is a little bit of why he struggles to really, really be loved.

He always says that himself - he can’t always understand why Roger and Rafa get the love and he is trailing behind them. I think that everyone agrees, until Roger and Rafa leave the sport he won’t [get the love].

There’s this kind of split personality there. Yesterday was very revealing but it also reveals the tension he feels on the court. Even though we think he is unplayable and unbeatable at the moment, there is a lot of paddling which goes on under the surface.' Djokovic, who reached the final after beating Federer in the semi-final in Paris is on a 22-match winning streak going back to the Cincinnati Open.

He won the titles in Cincinnati, the US Open and in Shanghai. Earlier, he also won Wimbledon, beating Kevin Anderson in the final. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title