French Open Second Service: Djokovic belief; Nadal praises the Serbian
In Second Service today, we look at why Djokovic is confident ahead of his semi-final and some high praise from Nadal, who describes the Serbian as one of the greatest.
Firstly, Novak Djokovic admitted the quality of his tennis over the last few weeks has given him ‘good sensations’ ahead of his French Open clash with Rafael Nadal.
“Last year he dominated the final against me. Obviously different conditions are going to be played on Friday than it was the case in finals of last year,” said the World No 1.
“I’m confident, I believe I can win – otherwise I wouldn’t be here. And let’s have a great battle.”
Take a look at Djokovic’s full quotes here
Ahead of the semi-final, 13-time Roland Garros champion Rafael Nadal praised Djokovic as ‘one of the best players in history’.
“It’s always a big challenge. [The] best thing is you know that you need to play your best tennis,” said the Spaniard.
“The negative thing [is that] it’s difficult because you play against one of the best players in the [sport’s] history.” …
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