‘When you have to play Novak Djokovic, you have to…’, says ATP star

Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals without even breaking a sweat, also helped by a scoreboard not exactly full of obstacles. After giving a set to Jack Draper in his debut match, the world number 1 left the crumbs to his rivals, confirming his superiority even on grass. The Serbian phenomenon, who is chasing his sixth seal at Church Road, annihilated Cristian Garin in the second round without needing to engage the high gears. The winner of the last two editions has no intention of giving discounts, being aware of having to save energy in view of the decisive rounds. Nole has already taken home both the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year, so the goal of the ‘Calendar Golden Slam’ was quickly in his sights. Waiting for him now will be Marton Fucsovics, Andrey Rublev’s surprise executioner in the fourth round. In the course of a recent interview, Roberto Bautista Agut – who has often proved to be a tough nut to crack for Djokovic – explained what it takes to put the 34-year-old from Belgrade in trouble.

Roberto Bautista Agut opens up on Novak Djokovic

‘I think when you have to play Novak Djokovic, you have to be patient,“ said Roberto Bautista Agut in the interview. “You have to play long rallies to make him tired. That’s what I did when I play him,” added the Spaniard. Novak Djokovic will next play against Marton Fucsovics in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He is enjoying some great form at the moment and winning even a single set will mean a lot for Fucsovics at this moment. However, he can surely listen to Agut’s advice and play accordingly against Djokovic. Marton Fucsovics set up a quarter-final clash with defending champion Novak Djokovic by ousting Andrey Rublev in the fourth round of Wimbledon on Monday. “Obviously he (Novak Djokovic) is one of the greatest players,” Fucsovics said. “He won this tournament so many times. He’s very solid, very consistent from the baseline. He’s playing his best tennis. He won the French Open lately, and now he’s playing really good. I have no doubt that the members of the Big 3 are the best players in the history of tennis,” added the Hungarian. “For me there are no differences between them, it is impossible to choose one over the other. Now all I want is to focus on my job and be ready to give my best against Novak.”

 

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