Australian Open: Djokovic breaks into tears remembering Kobe Bryant: “He was my mentor, my friend …”



The Serbian had no problems against Raonic and they are seen with Federer in the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Djokovic, excited, during the interview with McEnroe.

Novak Djokovic did not have much trouble defeating Milos Raonic (6-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (1)) in two hours and 49 minutes. They qualify for the semifinals of the Australian Open, where they face Roger Federer, to write a new chapter of a historical rivalry.

Moments after the meeting, in the interview on the same track that the former tennis player did John McEnroeNole showed all his sensibility in the memory of the late Kobe Bryant, of whom he has a memory – number 24 and his initials – in the sweatshirt.

“I don't know what to say,” Djokovic began excitedly. “I was taken by surprise. He is one of the greatest athletes of all time. I was fortunate to have a personal relationship with him in recent years. When I needed advice, there was l. He was my mentor, my friend. My heart has broken, “said the Serbian, before breaking into tears.

Come Raonic to eliminate Stefanos Tsitsipas and Marin Cilic, but Djokovic was again perfect with his service. Before Federer being another special duel between two of the most successful tennis players in history, totaling 36 'major' titles, 20 by the Swiss and 16 by the Serbian.

Belgrade has a favorable balance of 26-23 although the last clash resulted in a victory in favor of the Swiss in the recent London ATP Finals (6-4 and 6-3).

It also slightly favors the Baltic the background between the two on hard track after the Serbian maintains a favorable 19-18.

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