Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer is who is'

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Novak Djokovic: 'Roger Federer is who is'

Novak Djokovic was asked if he expects the ATP Finals crowd to cheer on Roger Federer instead of him during their ATP Finals match on Thursday. The Serb said: "I said it after Wimbledon finals that, you know, I understand -- look, I understand why there is so much support for Roger.

He is who he is. And what he has achieved and the personality that he is, he deserves that. Sometimes, you know, the crowd is on your side, the majority of the crowd is on your side, and sometimes it's against you. It's something throughout my career I had to learn how to handle, how to accept, and how to deal with that.

When I said that I was kind of trying to transform the chanting into Novak, Novak when I heard Roger, that's really what I try to do. It really works mentally in these kinds of moments. It will not be anything particularly different in terms of my reaction if that happens.

I mean, look, you know, I'm going to accept it and respect it, and that's it. I'm going to try to focus on what needs to be done for me, you know, tactically in order to win a tennis match. That's all it is. Obviously there is a lot of people and tennis fans that like to see us going head to head, and of course, I understand that and hopefully it's going to be a packed house and everyone will enjoy their tennis."