Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer is so talented, has perfect game for grass'


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Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer is so talented, has perfect game for grass'

Novak Djokovic was full of praise for Roger Federer following their Wimbledon final on Sunday. The Serb said: "First of all, playing against Roger on any surface, but on grass, in a final, it's a lot of constant pressure because he stays close to the line.

Regardless of who he's playing against, whether the serve is coming 150 miles an hour or as mine, 120, he's there. He blocks the shots very well. He anticipates very well. He's so talented. He's got a perfect game for this surface.

So I knew that I needed to bring in some variety in play. I needed to be sharp when the opportunity is there, when I have a shorter ball, to go for it. At times I did. At times, I didn't. Especially in the second-serve returns, I was not doing well at all.

I thought I had many opportunities, and I just didn't hit the ball, I didn't capitalize on those opportunities." "I just told myself before the match, you know, I'm going to try to switch off as much as I can from what is happening around us, and just be there, be present.

There's not a specific formula to find courage, at least from my perspective. You can go all out and just close your eyes and just hit the ball as hard as you can, you can call that courage. But I wouldn't necessarily call it in courage in some particular situations."