Novak Djokovic creates magic on the court, so for the eighth time he managed to turn the match at a Grand Slam after 0:2 in his favor.
This early morning, he celebrated after three hours and 45 minutes after defeating Laslo Djere in the Serbian derby, 4:6, 4:6, 6:1, 6:1, 6:3.
“Unbelievable. He’s been here for almost four hours, so many people left. Thank you very much. You have been so supportive of both of us. I hope you enjoyed this show. One of the most difficult matches in this and the last few years. “This is one of the best matches I’ve played,” Djokovic began.
When he was losing 0:2, he said that he was very angry with himself.
“I’m not going to lie, I had a conversation with myself in the mirror. I was angry. I thought what should be done. I had to force myself to lift myself up, to believe in myself. Something similar happened to me before, I didn’t make it several times, but tonight I did,” Djokovic added.
He was asked if he was tired in the fifth set?
“If he was tired, he didn’t show it. He played better in the fifth set, better than the third and fourth. He was breathing down my neck, threatening to break, playing really well. In these conditions, the rebound is somewhat lower. Conditions are a bit slower this year. It was difficult for me to find a solution, all aspects of the game were difficult, but it didn’t work from the beginning. In the third set I picked myself up. Thanks to everyone who lifted me up and cheered me on. I made another break, so I realized that I had a chance to continue. I played more aggressively. “His games weren’t like in the first two sets, but I didn’t give up until the last shot,” Djokovic admitted.
Finally, he added that he was very tired.
“I know that Koko announced me nicely, but now I’m only interested in resting, sleeping. To relax”, concluded Novak.