Soon, Federer would talk about Djokovic's powerful and offensive shots & mindset when they played each other at slams, and about the lack of it when he was answering similar questions about another tennis prodigy, seven days older than Novak .You are too credulous. Even if he did throw a compliment or two, he also mixed them with insults. Example: "Not impressed with Djokovic" "Highlight of his career". Those were totally unnecessary, demeaning, and simply rude. You know, given the animosity between these players - in addition to what many others claim they heard him say - it is probably all but certain that the words were said. These two don't like one another. When they play each other, they are more motivated than usual to win. There is no love lost between the two.