Djokovic: “I haven't played my best tennis except when I needed it”

“It has been a great week. I have not played my best tennis but I have ended up finding sensations. I am proud and satisfied to have done it when I needed it most. I am very grateful to have been able to get another title in Rome, “said Novak Djokovic after defeating Argentine Schwartzman (7-5, 6-3) on Monday in the final of the Masters 1,000 in the Eternal City.

Fifth wound for the Balkan in the Italian capital against an always fighting rival, who came to have two breaks ahead at the beginning of the match. “It was the first Masters 1,000 final for Diego. He played very well in special conditions, with a heavy day and rain at the beginning. He has had very long matches and a great victory against Nadal. His is a great tournament “, land Nole excused. “I wish you the best for Paris and whatever comes next,” he added in reference to his opponent.

Already in Italian (the Serbian speaks several languages ​​fluently), Djokovic wanted to send his “support” to “all the people who fight against the virus around the world”. He thanked the organization to carry out a tournament in the difficult conditions of the moment and to the fans, whose entrance was allowed with very limited capacity in the Central of the Foro Italico, their presence “despite the rain.”