Alexander Dolgopolov Talks About Playing Against Federer, Nadal & Djokovic


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Alexander Dolgopolov Talks About Playing Against Federer, Nadal & Djokovic

Tennis - Ukrainian tennis player Alexandr Dolgopolov says that Roger Federer plays much faster which does not translate when you watch him on television 

In an interview to Telegraf.com, Dolgopolov says, "(Federer) plays very fast. This is not visible on the cameras, everything looks very smooth and flat on TV, but in reality, everything happens much faster on the court. Because of how naturally his technique and movement are built, it seems that he does everything somehow easily and at ease. But on the court this happens very quickly, you just do not have time for it, it takes time from you. I can not understand how to accept his game, so playing against him is the hardest. If we have a game in training, I take sets from him, then I have zero chances at matches, I can not accept him at all."

Speaking of playing Nadal, Dolgopolov comments, "Rafael Nadal's strengths are a frenzied spin and the fact that he is left-handed. Due to this rotation, he does not need to do anything else in half of the matches. He rotates to the left of the opponent and most players simply can not cope, who do not have a very good left. Nadal won many matches due to one tactic - to play left with one hand. On the grass with it easier to play, its rotation does not have such an effect as on the ground or on the hard. On hard, when I celebrated the victory, I was just very confident, I was in shape, before that I had a great two tournaments and that's how it was."

Meanwhile talking about playing Novak Djokovic, Dolgopolov says, "Novak Djokovic is stable. He is not error-prone. Playing plus or minus one rhythm, it changes a little. Very well translates on the line, the majority of players play the game through a diagonal with one some kind of translation, and Djokovic more often hits the line. It's hard, mostly tennis players are used to the fact that you're making a blow and slightly shifting in the side, because, as a rule, the game goes cross-country. On the line, the blow is usually transferred if they want to score the ball or win a point. But Novak, on the contrary, plays with lines, it's unusual, other trajectories are obtained. But basically, of course, this is stability and protection."

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