Novak Djokovic is not without reason someone who is mentioned by many as the "mentally strongest" tennis player. After the defeat in the Wimbledon final, Djokovic seems to have recovered quickly, and after a few days, he focused on the next challenges.
Speaking to Eurosport, the Serb confirmed our predictions. Novak confirmed that he quickly forgot about the final in which he had a good chance to win the trophy. The young Spaniard, Carlos Alcaraz, was fantastic. “It's not the first [nor] the last match that I lost, so I was over it in a day,” he said, as quoted by eurosport.com
“Obviously, I needed some really good rest after that, and some time with my family, and that's what I did.
So, of course, I was regretting not using the chances during that final.
I was a set up and had some set points in the second, and I felt that I was close to being in the lead. And then, obviously, some break points in the fifth.
It was a close match, but well deserved from his side, because to win he played better in the important moments, and that's what I said after the final.
I think he was a deserved winner and that's it really, pretty much. You move on." In his long career, Novak is used to winning and losing. After every defeat, it is necessary to raise your head, find motivation and move on. With this mentality, he went through his entire career.
For this reason, it is not surprising that he won so many trophies. “I need to obviously move on and try to regroup and find motivation for what's coming up, and all the challenges that are ahead of me, and that's why I'm here."
The next challenge for him will be Cincinnati.
It will be a special moment considering that he has not visited America for two years. “Otherwise, if I'm not motivated, I wouldn't be here. Now, after many years of professional tennis, I feel like I have a choice to play what I really want to play.
And I really wanted to be here in Cincinnati, and of course, the US Open is around the corner. I haven't been in Cincinnati since 2019, so nice to be back. Lots of young fans that I've seen the last couple of days on the practice courts, which is always great to see and people love their tennis”.
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