“I couldn’t recover from certain concentration drops that I had in the third set,” Djokovic said of the four-set loss to the Spaniard, who won in Paris for the ninth time. “He deserved to win. He was better in the more important moments.”
About Boris Becker: “I think here [is] where he had most success in his career,” Djokovic said. “So I hope we can together have a great two weeks. It’s the first time we’re working together in Wimbledon where he has won three times.” “It’s one of the reasons why Boris is on board,” . “[He is] somebody who [was] a multiple Grand Slam winner [and] a No. 1 of the world. He can definitely identify himself through my own course of life and experience and career. So we’re working on it. It’s a process that takes a little bit of time.”
A wrist injury that bothered Djokovic earlier in the spring seemed to pop up again in the last few days, he pulled out of an exhibition engagement at The Boodles.
Djokovic is well aware of his struggles in finals over the last couple of years, and says the issue is as much mental as it is physical, something he’s turned to Borg to help him with.
“[Paris was] not the first or the last final that I lost,”. “I have to keep on moving. I have to try to improve myself not just on the court, but understand well the mental aspect, what is happening in those finals, why I am not able to win a Grand Slam title in last couple of years.”
“You need to balance and try to have some recovery time, some downtime, which can recharge your batteries mentally most of all,” he said.
“I think it’s going to be an open tournament,”.
About the World Cup: “I have a few countries I’m supporting – Bosnia, Croatia and Greece.” (
He will open his 2014 Wimbledon campaign on Tuesday against world No.55 Andrey Golubev.