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Novak Djokovic: ‘I enjoy competing and traveling, doing what I love’

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1 in March. After failures at the US Open and Roland Garros, Novak took Vienna wild card and secured the year-end no. 1 spot ahead of Rafael Nadal, heading to the ATP Finals and seeking the first title in London since 2015. In the semi-final, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem played one of the best encounters of the entire season, with the Austrian scoring a 7-5, 6-7, 7-6 triumph in two hours and 54 minutes.

Thiem won four points more than Djokovic, converting one out of two break chances and fending off all three break points to cross the finish line after drama and excitement in all three sets. Speaking after the match, Djokovic said he doesn’t feel relieved about the season-ending, repeating he still loves to compete, travel and do what he likes the most.

Dominic had 50 winners and 39 unforced errors, throwing everything at Novak and beating the five-time ATP Finals champion in the more extended exchanges to cross the finish line first.
Djokovic saved four match points in the second set tie break, extending the encounter and opening a 4-0 advantage in the deciding the break, only to drop seven of the next eight points and propel Thiem over the top.

In the last match of the season, Novak Djokovic lost to Dominic Thiem in London.
They both served well in the opening set, and Djokovic was two points away from taking it at 5-4. Thiem kept his coolness and brought that tenth game home, secured a break at 5-5 and closed the set with an ace down the T line in game 12.

The Austrian fended off two set points at 5-6 in set number two to reach a tie break and earned four match points that could have sent him over the top. Djokovic repelled them all to stay alive, performing one of his famous turnarounds and stealing the breaker 12-10 for a massive boost ahead of the final set.

Two great rivals started all over in set number three, reaching the decisive tie break to determine the finalist. Dominic opened it with a double fault and fell 3-0 down after Novak’s two service winners. Eager to overcome the obstacles, Dominic came from 4-0 down and won the next five points for a remarkable recovery and a 5-4 lead thanks to an ace.

A fantastic backhand crosscourt winner brought him two match points, converting the second to move over the top and advance into the final for the second straight season. “I’m not relieved; I enjoy playing tennis.

Why would I be relieved? It’s just disappointing to finish the season with a loss like this, but at the same time, I enjoy competing and traveling, doing what I love. Yeah, let’s see what 2021 brings; I’m not sure.

Australia is around the corner in a way, but no one can reach it before January. It’s going to be a bit longer preseason for all of us, wherever we are based. Then let’s see from there,” Novak Djokovic said.

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WATCH : Andre Agassi revealed a shocking information on what makes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal special

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WATCH : Andre Agassi speaks on what makes Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal so special

Andre Agassi the former World No. 1 from USA was part of one of the most fiercest rivalry in tennis which he had with fellow countryman Pete Sampras.

Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras met each other 34 times on the court in which Pete emerged victorious 20 times and Agassi 14 times. Both the Americans were always in battle for the top rankings and dominated the entire tennis of 90s. While Sampras won 14 Grand Slams, Agassi won 8 but won all the 4 Grand Slams which Pete couldn’t do as his best run at French Open was till the semis.

Tennis fans were lucky as they did not have to wait for much long post the conclusion of the Agassi-Sampras rivalry as a new rivalry had already started which produced matches of highest level. Swiss Maestro Roger Federer and King of Clay Rafael Nadal had started showing colours of what they were going to do in the coming years on the tour.

Andre Agassi recently appeared as a guest on ‘The Ranveer Show’ an interview hosted by Ranveer Allahbadia on YouTube in which Agassi talked about his auto-biography ‘Open’, The Big 3 of tennis, his learnings from his wife Steffi Graf, Federer-Nadal rivalry and various other things.

Answering a question on what makes Federer and Nadal so special, Agassi explained how every top player brings something special to the game that nobody has ever seen before giving the examples of Pete Sampras, John McEnroe, himself and others,

“When you saw Pete come in, nobody had a serve like him before. It was just remarkable. Everybody had to deal with it. Mine was ball striking, taking the ball early on both sides. Nobody played that way when I came in the game so.” said Agassi.

“When you look at Fed for example, I played him in the finals of the 2005 US Open and there was no safe place on the court. He probably had the best forehand in the world. When he played (Andy) Roddick, he aced Roddick more than Roddick aced him.”

“Then Rafa comes along and brings such enormous spin to the game that it actually changes the rules of engagement.

“Great players always do something that nobody else does” says Andre Agassi

Talking about the things Federer and Nadal changed, Andre Agassi said, “His (Federer) movement was a joke, his hands at net were a joke, his versatility was a joke. He might have had 5 things individually better than everybody on the tour. It’s hard to beat that guy.”

“You have two things with Rafa that clearly stand out to me, because he can hit the ball and it does not inward bounces, that changes position in the court where you can play and off-sets a lot of others. His power of movement, his strength and endurance and physicality is kind of unmatched.

“When you look at all these great players they always do something that nobody else does and that’s what gives them the chance to sit at No. 1 for a period of time.”

Agassi was part of some of the biggest rivalries during his 2-decade long career and like all other tennis fans considers himself lucky enough to witness the great Federer-Nadal rivalry.

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Rafael Nadal reveals what he did after wedding with longtime girlfriend

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In a press conference in Paris on Sunday Rafael Nadal was asked what he did after his wedding with his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello on Saturday October 19. The Spaniard said: “I played a charity exhibition in Kazakhstan for my foundation.

Novak came to Kazakhstan to play for my foundation. So that was — I can’t thank him enough. So have been great feelings. But obviously after the wedding I have the Sunday off. And then Monday, Tuesday, practice; Wednesday, flying to Kazakhstan; and Thursday late night here.

I take my weeks off during the season, and we decided that well. And in the world of tennis, you have to find your priorities, and we decided the way that we wanted to do. We take our time off before the wedding, and now is the moment to be back on the tour.”

On his schedule looking to the next weeks, Nadal concluded: “My program, everybody knows, is here, London, and Madrid. But as always, depends on how I feel.” Meanwhile the defending champion Karen Khachanov said: “It’s great to be back in this place, everything has started at a top level.

It was like a turning point when you beat four top ten players winning my maiden Masters 1000. It’s been one year, it looks like yesterday, it goes fast, a lot of things happen, it’s a long journey and this year at the beginning it was not so great but overall it was a good and positive season. You always expect something bigger than yourself but it could be worse and it’s about improvement.”

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Roger Federer: ‘I was wearing scarf, hat in order not to get recognized’

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Roger Federer rarely shows up in Swiss public streets in Zurich where he lives. Last month the Swiss player had a photoshoot with Mercedes-Benz on the street and fans were watching him around taking also photos with Federer, who appreciates their support a lot.

‘Here almost everyone knows who I am but they are always calm’, the Swiss said in a recent press conference. ‘There was a time of my life when I tried not to make myself get recognized from other people. I went to the supermarket wearing sunglasses, hat, scarf.

Almost like it happens in movies! It was a short time to be honest because I was not that comfortable with it.’ The writer David Foster Wallace described seeing Federer as a “religious experience”. Can it be stressful? ‘Obviously.

Especially because I am aware that it will last until I am able to win. One day even my figure will not be so much at the centre of attention.’ Is he worried by it? ‘No. I worked with Stefan Edberg and he was my idol since I was a kid.

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