I prayed to God when Djokovic was MPs down against Federer, says mother


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I prayed to God when Djokovic was MPs down against Federer, says mother

In an interview with GQ India, Novak Djokovic's mother Diana recalled what she thought when her son was down 8-7, 15-40 in the Wimbledon fifth set final. Diana said:"I took my cross and prayed to god. I said to myself, you did it twice you can do it a third time.

In the US Open 2010, and 2011, it was the same. In the semis, Roger Federer had two match points and Novak turned it around. It was very tense, and all the crowd was cheering for Federer. Maybe 10 years ago, it was as tough against Nadal in the 2012 Australian Open final.

But that was physical. This was mental. "He is working on himself and preparing for every match, especially when playing Nadal or Federer. It’s a special moment to play against them. He told me he knows it’s going to be [difficult].

It is not the first time everyone is cheering for Federer. He uses the energy of the crowd and thinks they are cheering for Novak. I’m very proud, happy. It was not easy, that’s true. But I’m very proud of what he does, what he has achieved - 273 weeks at number 1, all these trophies, so many special moments that I have been with him."

Diana concluded: "He is working on himself and preparing for every match, especially when playing Nadal or Federer. It’s a special moment to play against them. He told me he knows it’s going to be [difficult].

It is not the first time everyone is cheering for Federer. He uses the energy of the crowd and thinks they are cheering for Novak."