Novak Djokovic (1st) is preparing to make his debut at the ATP Finals in Turin, a tournament in which he has five titles and is one behind Roger Federer (16th), who is the top winner. The world number one will premiere in Italy against the Norwegian Casper Ruud (8th).
“To be looking for the formula to be the best of all, even at 34 years old. At this age you have to work twice as hard, because the youngest are strong, have adrenaline and are highly motivated. I need to be rational and not waste too much energy, in addition to being able to take advantage of my greatest experience“stated Nole with La Gazzeta dello Sport.
In addition, the Serbian spoke of a change in his style of play: “One of the goals I set for myself is to be more aggressive. I was born with a somewhat more defensive style and with the ability to cover the entire court, and sometimes I rely too much on these defensive qualities.“.
“The defeat is not only that feeling of disappointment that you live in the moment, but an opportunity to grow mentally, an opportunity to forge your character to be able to get out of a difficult situation“Djokovic expanded.
Finally the Serbian made a comparison with the historic Swedish soccer player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic: “I like his philosophy: the older I am, the younger I feel. It is truly the symbol of the Balkan mentality: the strength to never give up and total self-confidence. In that I recognize myself a lot in him: the mentality of the champion. who respects others but enters the field with the awareness of his qualities derived from his work ethic “.