Novak Djokovic On Roger Federer: 'He's A Role Model, Even For Me' | Nitto ATP Finals 2019 | ATP Tour | Tennis
Novak Djokovic reflects on losing to Roger Federer at the Nitto ATP Finals and missing his chance to finish as year-end No. 1 in the ATP Rankings.
Great post match comments by Novak after his defeat:
“He was the better player in all aspects and absolutely deserved to win,” said Djokovic. “He served great, moved well, returned my serve very well. From his end, I think he did everything right. From my end, I was just playing too neutral. I couldn't read his serve well. Just a pretty bad match from my side.
“[But] I have the utmost admiration for him and everything he's doing on the court. What he has achieved over the years and what he's still showing on the court is phenomenal. He's a role model, even for me, and one of the toughest opponents I’ve had in my career. Looking at his career and what he's still doing just inspires you.”
So while the Fed and Djokovic fans may still bicker, the two players have nothing but respect for each other. It is amazing how Novak still feels that Fed can be a role model. Even for someone as good as Djokovic.
Just goes to also show how humble Djokovic is too, and how lucky we are to see these two great champions together.