Borna Coric: I cannot believe Roger Federer can play like this at 38 years


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Borna Coric: I cannot believe Roger Federer can play like this at 38 years

In a press conference ahead of the Umag Open, Borna Coric was asked if he watched the Wimbledon final between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. "I was sleeping a bit during the first set," said the Croatian player.

"All of us knew Novak's mental and physical skills, and you expect it from him, that's his standard. Unbelievable standard, true, but he got used to it. While Roger, I cannot believe a 38-year-old guy can play this kind of tennis.

He can play for five hours without getting worse physically. You can learn a lot from them. It's fascinating that they play at such a level because you know how difficult is mentally and physically. I am not at that level yet and I need to do a lot to get close to them.

But by working hard and being a bit lucky, I can. But I do not myself at all in tennis at 38 years of age. Even if now there is a new trend. Maybe when I am 33 years old, I may be more experienced and I will give you a different answer.

If I am healthy by then, everything is possible." On possibly facing Corentin Moutet in the opening round, Coric said: "He had a pretty good grass season, which surprised me. I have not looked at him too much, I will try to watch that match or send my coach there."

Coric played his last match in Halle retiring from the quarter-finals against Pierre-Hugues Herbert after losing the first set 7-5.