Novak Djokovic: This Was The Best Match I’ve Played Since Arriving In The U.S.
Novak Djokovic agreed that last night’s impressive win over David Ferrer was his best performance since he arrived in the U.S. Djokovic beat David Ferrer 62, 76 to advance to the semifinals at the Sony Ericsson Open Miami.
“I feel that I am playing better and better as the tournament goes on,” Djokovic said. “I can comfortably say that this has been tonight the best match that I’ve played in last couple weeks in States.
“I had a fantastic first set, break up in the second twice, serving for the match, and then in some moments, you know, I allowed him to take control in the rallies and, you know, just waiting for him to make an unforced error, which, you know, he used it wisely and he got back to the match.”
Djokovic then expounded on what it’s like to play in a match of that quality.
“Well, it’s beautiful about tennis.,” Djokovic said. “It’s individual sport. It always makes you improve and get better on the court. The competition is bigger nowadays. I believe there is more players than maybe five, six years ago who are at the top and able to win major events. You could sense that in a way.”
Djokovic won the 2011 Miami title defeating Rafael Nadal. If both players win today – Nadal plays Andy Murray – they’ll rematch on Sunday.
Djokovic is 4-0 lifetime against his opponent tonight, Juan Monaco.
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