right, lol. What is he saying about Djokovic in that article?
using the google translator:
Have you kept your level or have decreased? Are the competitors got better?
If I compare myself with 2005, I play better today, certainly. We have improved all of us. All of the distances from the tip are much closer, so it's harder still to win all the time. I am no longer so dominant has to do with the fact that I have changed my plans. 2005, 2006 and 2007 I have many Masters 1000 (after the four Grand Slam tournaments biggest tournaments) left out, everything set to smaller tournaments. I have done a lot of breaks to recover.
Just as now it just Djokovic did with the abandonment of Monte Carlo?
Yes, Novak then again only played in Belgrade - and won. So there was his series and he has received further fueled self-confidence. So I had it for a long time and held until the review by the ATP, the players and tournaments was so loud. I then decided to play as all Masters 1000, or at least seven or eight out of nine. I do it because it's good for tennis, although I play now rather than 15 and 16 Finals. But I wonder if I'll be back next year at Indian Wells and play it directly in Miami.
Against Djokovic, you have now lost three times in succession. How do you stop such negative series?
I have him beaten twice before. But we are both good players too, as if that one of us lose two times in series. In Australia it was quite close, in Indian Wells, I was once again very close. Novak is now in a phase where it can easily thrash the balls on it. But yeah, I think about what I need to change the next time against him.
Djokovic is without doubt the man of the first half. Would you have expected him in the duel Nadal - Federer to intervene?
It takes a long time he had. For some time passes between Nadal, Djokovic, Murray and myself back and forth. Late last year, I gained more against the top five, now it's Djokovic.