“Roger showed why he’s a champion coming from 5-2 in the fourth set“. Djokovic however says that he expected such a reception from the crowd because Federer deserves all this and he hopes in the future he also receives such reception.
“It’s always tough playing against one another”.
“I have a tremendous respect for Roger and what his game is presenting to me and to any other player”, Djokovic said during the trophy ceremony. “I think we walk away from it knowing more about our games and about ourselves really”.
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. “Provided he stays healthy, it’s hard to think that he can’t do what he did this year [next year] and win three Slams again”. As great as Roger is playing, you know that he is thinking, ‘How many more shots do I have to do this?’ To win a major.
“I’m enjoying this year more than any previous one because I’m a husband and I’m a father and that makes it even more sweeter”. “Sitting down here with this trophy and reflecting on what I have achieved, it’s quite incredible”, Djokovic explained.
When a reporter asked how Gerard Butler became part of his entourage, Djokovic revealed the two are actually close friends.
World No1 Novak Djokovic has won his 10 Grand Slam title after defeating Swiss No2 Roger Federer in the US Open Final.
The 34-year-old put a positive spin on his loss.
“I will continue on with the same kind of lifestyle, same kind of approach”.
“The rivalry, it has been a good one”, Federer said. “My game is moving in the right direction thanks to a great team”.
Both players played some insane tennis in the second set. He finally converted when a Federer backhand went long, and that too after a 25-shot rally.
The Serb’s entire career earnings now stand at $86.4m, cementing his status as the second best-paid player ever and putting him less than $7m behind vanquished opponent Federer in the top spot on $93.1m. Djokovic smiled at the crowd, which was so clearly backing Federer. Better for him still, his serve was becoming more effective and he was putting more pressure on Djokovic’s serve. After a rocky start, the Swiss great raised his level and kept constant pressure on his rival.
Djokovic, meanwhile, saved 19-of-23 break points held by Federer and rose up to cash in on six of his 13 opportunities in the final.