Djokovic: "I haven't played my best tennis except when I needed it"

The Serbian appreciated finding his best feelings in the final against Schwartzman, whom he excused: "He had very long games and a great victory against Nadal."


"It has been a great week. I have not played my best tennis but I ended up finding sensations. I am proud and satisfied to have done it when I needed it most. I am very grateful to have been able to get another title in Rome," said Novak Djokovic after defeating this Monday the Argentine Schwartzman (7-5 and 6-3) in the final of the 1,000 Masters of the Eternal City.

Sixth wound for the Balkan in the Italian capital against an always quarreling rival, who came to have two breaks ahead at the start of the match. "It was the first final of the 1,000 Masters for Diego. He played very well in special conditions, with a heavy day and rain at the beginning. He had very long matches and a great victory against Nadal. His tournament is great," he excused. Nole. "I wish you the best for Paris and whatever comes next," he added in reference to his opponent.

Already in Italian (the Serbian speaks several languages fluently), Djokovic wanted to send his "support" to "all the people who fight against the virus around the world". He thanked the organization to carry out a tournament in the difficult conditions of the moment and to the fans, whose entrance was allowed with a very small capacity in the Central of the Foro Italico, for their presence "despite the rain" .

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