Novak Djokovic: Facing Roger Federer in his garden is a constant pressure


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Novak Djokovic: Facing Roger Federer in his garden is a constant pressure

In an interview to Tennis Channel, Novak Djokovic commented on his win over Roger Federer in Wimbledon. "It's a constant pressure playing against arguably the greatest of all time on grass and in his garden. He was dominating most of the match the play from the back of the court, he was the one that was mixing at the pace.

I was just trying to fight and find a way. When the opportunities were presented and it mattered the most, I managed to play my best tennis." Comparing his 2018 win and now, Djokovic added: "Last year, it was maybe a bit of surprise, because I am always confident in myself, my skills and my efforts, that I can win every Slam but last year, being out of top ten and struggling with an injury recovery, it took time to really build my game up and also bring back the confidence that is needed to win the Slams, so every year it's different and every win is special and this one is extra special because I won against one of my biggest opponents and in a fashion that will be very memorable.

"I learned that if you truly make something very important in your mind and you dedicate yourself to it, whatever it is, regardless of the circumstances, you can achieve what you previously agreed with yourself. That's something that I am most proud of today, the mental strength and the ability to find a way to win this kind of matches even though I was two match points down, fighting. Tennis-wise I could have played better but credit to him for playing better."