Novak Djokovic talked about the lessons Rogr Federer and Rafael Nadal have taught him throughout his career and the value assigned to such events. The Serbian tennis champion has always been aware of having to raise the bar game after game by finding new solutions and trying to add something new to his game.
A mentality that has allowed him to grow constantly and become the tennis player capable of winning more Slams than anyone else. Djokovic won his 24th Major at the US Open by beating Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Djokovic reveals an important lesson he learned from Federer
Right at Flushing Meadows, during an interview with John McEnroe for ESPN, Djokovic explained: "Federer and Nadal really shaped my career.
One thing I learned from Federer is how to organize my calendar to achieve my best form in Grand Slam tournaments. He was one of the first tennis players to take programming to a different level. His programming inspired me a lot: I took notes talking about it with my team over time.
I watched him, his team and his schedule. So I have to thank him for that. There is no single secret." McEnroe then praised Djokovic's return, calling it the shot that differentiates him from other tennis players.
Nole said about: "Obviously, depending on the playing surface I try to change my position.
If I have to highlight one aspect that I constantly think about when I answer it is the split step.
It really determines the right time on the ball and allows you to anticipate your opponent's serve. Obviously I try to study my opponents before entering the field by analyzing game plans and tactics.
But I think it's first and foremost a question of timing.
Sometimes I try to anticipate the movement too much and I don't hit the ball well. You need a balance between speed and timing. When I face big servers, for example, I like to take a step back."