Roddick defends Djokovic: "He's friendly as Federer and Nadal"

The former US tennis player shared beautifu words for the Serbian's behavior in and outside the court

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Roddick defends Djokovic: "He's friendly as Federer and Nadal"
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"I know how Rafa behaves in the locker room. He seems to have never had a bad day, but even that doesn't stop him from being friendly and respectful. There are many tennis players who aren't as good as Rafa, as I've said about Roger in the past, who don't they change their grip on their own and leave objects on the floor before leaving.

This is something that absolutely drives me crazy. They receive treatment from the physiotherapist, get up and leave without saying thank you. It's nice that two of the three best tennis players, but I also include Djokovic, behave like this. I think Djokovic actually doesn't get enough credit for how friendly and warm he is with people in and around the locker room." Andy Roddick believes that, unlike Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic does not receive enough credit for his friendliness towards other tennis players and all the people who populate the Tour, as the American explained in the latest episode of his podcast Served with Andy Roddick.

Andy lived through one of the most exciting and engaging eras in the history of tennis. The American had the opportunity to face Federer, Djokovic and Nadal several times and to know more than many insiders the behavior of the Big 3 on and off the court.

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Will Novak Djokovic return directly to Monte Carlo Rolex Masters?

After the surprising defeat against Luca Nardi at the BNP Paribas Open, Djokovic questioned his participation in the ATP Masters 1000 in Miami.

The Serbian has decided to take a few days to reflect on his calendar and will communicate his choice in the next few hours. According the last rumors, the Serbian champion should come back for the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, 3rd ATP Masters 1000 of the season, the first one on clay-courts.