Novak Djokovic On-Court Interview | 2023 US Open SemifinalSep 09, 2023
Novak, congratulations on your incredible performance, it seems like every time we talk to you there is a crazy interest in statistics historically and there is one that I have to ask you about today that makes you 30 and one against players in your local tournament. What is it about? this environment that allows them to thrive, I want to say first of all, acknowledge the crowd and the atmosphere again, you guys were incredible, thank you for coming, I appreciate your support of both players, look, these are the types of games and occasions where me, me I still thrive, they still keep me going, you know, they inspire me to wake up every day trying to work as hard as the young people.
The Grand Slams are the ones that count the most in our sport, obviously the ones that motivate me the most. to be able to play, play my best tennis, perform my best tennis, uh, I knew, before the quarterfinals and the
semifinals, he will play against an American player, obviously, it's never easy, you know, you have to keep your nerve and try to keep your composure, you know, in the moments that matter, today you know things were going very well for me and then he broke, he broke again and it was really anyone's game at the end of the third set, obviously there was a lot of noise in this place with the roof closed and uh, but You know, this is a kind of atmosphere that we all like to play in, so I'm very happy with this victory today, you talked about hard work, now God loves you too, you talked about hard work , can you give us? a look at what it takes in terms of discipline to continue to improve at this age, well, discipline is everything, um, I think it's a combination of you know, discipline, uh, willpower, you know, clarity of what you really want to do in the short term.
The long-term goals are, you know? I have been lucky enough to be able to play this sport for so many years and have achieved so much, but I still feel like I have something left in my legs. You know, I still feel it. I have something to give to the sport, another Grand Slam final that I cannot be happy with, obviously where I am. Well, you have at least one more match here in those stages, so tell me what your expectations are for the final. Alcaraz and Medved will play later tonight, well of course I expect the toughest match of the tournament for me regardless of who is on the other side of the net against these two guys.
They're both incredible players, you know, they're in great shape, obviously, Daniel won. Me here at the Grand Slam at the US Open finals a couple of years ago, he's been probably the most consistent player at the US Open over the last four or five years, then you have Carlos , you know what he has achieved at only 20 years of age, it is incredible. Fantastic, he's an incredible player, great for our sport, so it'll be a fun game for me to watch with his feet in the air and some popcorn and some good drinks. Congratulations Novak, enjoy.
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