Novak Djokovic: 'Those Are Definitely My Clear Goals'

‘Those are definitely my clear goals’


Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic met in the Miami 2009 semi-final, with the Serb posting a 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph for his seventh Masters 1000 final. They met for the first time since the US Open in last year, and we remember him for the Swiss, who broke his racket, received a code violation and skipped the handshake with chair umpire Fergus Murphy.

Novak broke Roger six times from ten opportunities, raising his level after the first set and finding a way to impose his shots and take his opponent’s rhythm away. Federer got off to a good start and broke four times, although it was not enough for a positive result after he made 40 unforced errors, many of them in the crucial moments.

Furthermore, Djokovic dominates Federer in the longer rallies to secure victory and set up the final clash against Andy Murray. Roger produced two good aces early in the match, breaking in game four to open a 3-1 lead and holding two winners behind two in game five to cement the lead.

Novak missed a backhand in game six to experience another break and fall 5-1 before recovering a break to pick up some momentum. Federer clinched the first set on serve from him in game nine, looking good so far but losing ground since set number two.

Novak broke in the second game and saved a break point in the next to open up a 3-0 lead and establish a good rhythm. Roger recovered the break after Novak’s double fault in game five and wasted a game point in the next before the Serb converted the fifth break chance after a loose forehand from the opponent to regain the lead.

Djokovic held his own in game seven and stole the rival’s serve again at 5-2 to seal the set and gain momentum before the decider. Novak held on with a service winner early in the final set and broke Roger in the second game to build the lead.

Djokovic will play many more years

Novak Djokovic declared a declaration of intent expressing that he still has a lot to achieve as a tennis player. «I still have things to do here in this sport,» Djokovic said.

«I think I can win more Slams and I can break the record for longest No. 1. Those are definitely my clear goals.» While he clearly expressed his future goals in the sport, the Serbian player went on to clarify that there are other things that motivate him in life as well.

“At the same time, they are not the only things that motivate me. On a day-to-day basis, it is not sustainable, it does not feed me every day. What feeds me every day is something that is more related to my growth, personally. The Belgrade native further told Bensinger.

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