Mario Ancic: ´Djokovic will win 3 Slams this year. In New York people don´t recognize the World No. 20´



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Mario Ancic: ´Djokovic will win 3 Slams this year. In New York people don´t recognize the World No. 20´

Interviewed by Sports Illustrated, Mario Ancic spoke about many different arguments like his retirement from tennis at 26 because of the many physical problems. 'I'm sorry I don't play anymore but I am happy for having had the chance to come back to study and I moved on to other.

Having the chance to study in New York and to work In Wall Street is something wonderful and looking back I am happy with the choices I made' - said Ancic, who had also mononucleosis and retired in 2011. 'Super Mario' was World No.

7 in 2006 and won three singles titles and five doubles titles. He got a law degree. 'Sometimes I play and I am not so bad but I work full time. But last time I hit with Djokovic both before Indian Wells and US Open, some spectators were asking me if I had ever considered the idea of coming back to play.

It's fun to hit with a friend before he plays such important matches. I am still friend with many players on the Tour'. He then reserved a specific suggestion to the ATP: 'Follow players also 'behind the scenes', it means in the locker rooms before that they enter the court, while they speak with their coach.

They should give more visibility to the top players outside of the top ten as well. For example during US Open if you hang out in NY and you are a Top 15 player at least, everyone recognizes you, otherwise not. For the players between the 30th or 40th place (in the ATP Rankings) making a good profit from tennis is really difficult.' IN THE NEXT PAGE ANCIC SPEAKS OF DJOKOVIC AND THE FEDERER-LJUBICIC PARTNERSHIP ALSO READ: Tennis - Heather Watson says she was worried her career would be over like Soderling and Ancic