Novak Djokovic still managed to close the year with five titles: a Grand Slam at Wimbledon; the Atp Finals of Turin; the Masters 1000 in Rome; the ATP 500 of Astana; the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv. A picture that was completed with some obstacles, such as the lack of presence in the first part of the season and in the North American leg of the tour, including the forfeit to the Australian Open and the US Open.
In addition to the successes, the Serbian tennis player also takes home the praise of players and former players. Last on the list, in chronological order, is former world number three, David Ferrer, who talked about the difficulty of facing the Grand Slam champion, especially if he was fit.
To best explain these problems, he has brought into question Roger Federer, a player against whom the Spaniard has never won in 17 head-to-head matches.
David Ferrer: "More difficult to face Novak Djokovic than Roger Federer"
David Ferrer, who against Novak Djokovic he accumulated 16 losses and 5 victories, explained in the interview: "Who is the hardest to beat depends on the characteristics of each player.
I've never beaten Federer, but for me the feeling was that when Djokovic was in shape, he was the one that made me feel the most uncomfortable, because he couldn't hurt him with any of my shots. And from the way I played, I had the feeling that when he was fine he couldn't even beat him in a match." Ferrer also spoke of the Davis Cup, of which he is the director, praising the competition despite the lack of world number one, Carlos Alcaraz: the Spaniard was injured during Paris-Bercy and also missed the event staged in Malaga.
The former world no.3 told: "It was a shame for Carlos Alcaraz, it's a significant drop for the team and the competition, but in the end I'm happy with the players who came and the teams present. In that sense, Davis is the best competition."
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