Denis Shapovalov praised Roger Federer. In an interview, the Canadian player, who faced the Swiss for the first time earlier this year in Miami losing in straight sets, said: “He’s got every shot mastered. When he needs a shot, he’s going to go for it and he’s going to make it.
I don’t think he has any weaknesses”. Speaking to ESPN, Federer explained how his game has evolved: “I play very differently now than when I won here in 2002. I’m excited about the transition I was able to make.
With an older body, you move differently. You see it with Rafa [Nadal]. He doesn’t chase down balls the same way he used to. So you adjust to that. Do you pull the trigger [to go for winners] earlier or at all? You are being more selective.
I like the whole process of adjusting throughout your career”. In an interview, the former French Open doubles winner Luke Jensen praised Novak Djokovic: "He's the ultimate human backboard. You're talking about the guy that just gets one more racquet on the ball and makes you earn it one more time.
His back was against the wall. You couldn't get any more behind it than what Djokovic was facing against Roger Federer with match point then double match point down. He just hits one more ball back. He is so bulletproof with his confidence when his back is against it!" When he gets in trouble is when he tries to be too offensive.
When he settles down and thinks 'This is who I am. I am not trying to win a beauty contest. I just want to win the contest.' "