Djokovic acknowledged the antipathy he received from the New York crowd was a distraction and over the course of three hours and 20 minutes “you do have some ups and downs in concentration”. Federer believes that the Serbian tennis star can win more Grand Slam titles in his career.
Sunday’s 4 set win over 3 and a half hours saw Djokovic break the Swiss Maestro’s serve six times and save 19 of 23 break points on his serve.
“Roger showed why he’s a champion coming from 5-2 in the fourth set”.
“I’m a different player, a different person today than I was in 2011”. I don’t think I have done that before.
“It’s always tough playing against one another”.
The 17-times grand slam victor from Switzerland gave a celebration roar after the sizzling victor, elated to avoid a tiebreaker after losing the opening set 6-4 to the world number one.
“It’s quite an incredible evening for me“, said Djokovic, “I have to share my admiration for Roger and everything he’s doing”.
“However I am having fun with this yr greater than any earlier one as a result of I am a husband and I am a father and that makes it much more sweeter. These achievements are incentive for me to keep going”.
Federer said that Djokovic’s consistency is the reason why the Serb has been so dominant this season.
There’s also this: Djokovic played nine players in the top 10 during his run, Serena only had to face three.
The 34-year-old put a positive spin on his loss. I am happy with where my level is at. Seems like there are not many guys that can hang with him, don’t have the tools or dare to go forward, or they don’t dare to serve and volley against him because he’s so good on the return. It’s been a good rivalry, maybe not tonight. “Very pleased where my game’s at”. The biggest tournaments that I have played this year, as anybody else, and I won three out of four.
Djokovic appeared to be in trouble during the third set, only to save two break points in the eighth game before breaking in the ninth.
When a reporter asked how Gerard Butler became part of his entourage, Djokovic revealed the two are actually close friends.
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After winning another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled toward the stands. But there was one factor he had not considered – the crowd. Federer unable to take advantage of numerous chances.
During the third game of the match, top seed Djokovic broke Federer’s serve, but fell over in the next game and injuring his right arm. When the contest finally started, both Federer and Djokovic took time to find their rhythm and footing due to the slippery conditions.