Djokovic: "My confidence was superior to doubts"

The Serbian won his third title in the Magic Box, for the first time led by his brother Marko, and he praised Tsitsipas: "A great future awaits you"


Novak Djokovic was proclaimed champion of the Masters 1000 of Madrid for the third time in his career, after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas by 6-3 and 6-4. "You played a great tennis this week and a great future awaits you," the Serbian told the Greek.

"It is one of the biggest tournaments in the world for players", praised the number one to the Mutua Madrid Open. I had won the Australian Open in January, but then I had not done great results. Did you think you could win the tournament eight days ago? "The confidence I have in me is bigger than the doubts", he said.

In the bench, playing the role of Marian Vadja absent in the tournament, his brother Marko was as technical. "He has played the role of coach for the first time and it is the first time we won together, it is a pride," Djokovic stressed.

In a press conference, Djokovic delved into the matter of confidence: "I feel that this victory is very good for that. I had not had consistency in Indian Wells, Miami and Monte Carlo, but on Friday I gave the size in a very close match against Thiem and I won Tsitsipas, who made a great match against Nadal and maybe was affected by the effort , because he did not move like that. This allows me to reach an important moment of the season with more confidence to give the best of myself in Rome and, above all, in Roland Garros. "

He also spoke about those upcoming tournaments:" Rome and Paris are going to be different because of the conditions that the altitude causes, less than in Madrid, the exchanges will be longer and the ball heavier, especially on hot days, so the rhythm or it will be different and more difficult. He will demand a greater physical and emotional resistance ".

About a possible duel against Nadal in Paris, Nole still sees him" a little far ":" If a match is played against Nadal in Paris it will be in the final, for that they will have to spend many things before. I'll be ready, we already played one in Australia and I did my best tennis, probably the best ever. Rafa has only lost twice in Paris, so that gives an idea of the challenge of playing there with him. It's the ultimate challenge. "

Tsitsipas:" The legs did not respond to my mind "

" I was not in the game, my legs did not respond to the mind. "2 He played with intelligence, moving all the time because he knew I was tired. It has the best reverse of the circuit. To play against the big ones you have to make the maximum effort, you have to improve in the physical aspect. I am happy for what I did in Madrid, but I feel empty ". This is how Tsitsipas expressed himself, very tired by the accumulation of games in recent days.



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