“We spent a lot of time together making…”


Novak Djokovic reached the title at Wimbledon 2022. The Serb beat Nick Kyrgios in the final, winning in 4 sets, winning his 7th title on London grass (like Pete Sampras), the 21st Slam of his career, one more than Roger Federer, a Major behind Rafael Nadal.

Before appearing on the court against Von Rijthoven in the 4th round, Djokovic had the opportunity to participate in the ceremony organized to celebrate the centenary of the center court and, in a press conference, he was asked to build his perfect player choosing between tennis players of the past.

Novak explained: “It was a special day. To be part of the ceremony is an honor, you have to celebrate these important anniversaries. A perfect player? Let’s start with the service. It is normal for players over two meters to have a advantage .

He chose Reilly Opelka, John Isner and Ivo Karlovic. They serve from the fifth floor and it’s really hard to come back against them. Even Nick Kyrgios, although not as big as Isner or Opelka, has incredible serve.

Pete Sampras, for his superb second serve. These players, in modern tennis, can put a lot of pressure on you. As for the right, I have to stay with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. They have a different right hand, but this shot is an important weapon for them.

I choose the opposite of Andy Murray and Jannik Sinner. I always take Murray as a return and of course Andre Agassi. Sinner also responds very well. Bjorn Borg for the move. I never had the chance to play against him, but I saw a lot of videos of him and talked about him with some players in the past.

Roger is also exceptional in this respect. The best net players were Patrick Rafter and Stefan Edberg. Mentally, I have to choose Federer and Nadal again.” Recall that Novak Djokovic risks missing the US Open 2022 due to the Covid rules in force in the country.

Federer is on vacation

During a relaxed and child-centric interview for the Swiss newspaper Coopzeitung, Roger Federer revealed the activities he likes to share with his two sons and two daughters in his spare time. “I haven’t taught them how to play cards yet, but Uno is very popular.

And during the pandemic, I spent two weeks with my children building Harry Potter’s castle with Lego. Then we installed a mini table tennis table, we also spend a lot of time together there.”

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