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Where is YodaKnowsBest? The shade and mind games are heavy with this one they are.Q. Dimitrov was in here earlier talking about racquet changes. Rafa changed his racquet, too. I wonder if you have had to change yours in the past few years?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Only aesthetics. Only the color of the racquet has changed. Dimensions or any other specific parameters of the racquet haven't been changed.
I don't want to make any complications with my racquet because that's obviously the most important tool I have on the court.
Q. What can push a player to change in the middle of a season?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I remember when I have changed from Wilson to Head. I think was back in 2009. It wasn't easy decision because it took me I think more than a year to actually find the proper racquet that I play with today.
I think back in 2010, for the clay court season, I found the racquet that I'm playing with today. So it took me over a year to really get used to it, find what is suitable to my style of the game, to my likings. But everybody's different.
What can push a player to change the racquet? I think it's lack of confidence, lack of matches won. When you don't feel comfortable on the court, that's when you start to question not just your game, but your racquet, the people around you. Sometimes you're finding too many excuses.
But generally it's not an easy decision to make. You need to be courageous to change the racquet really.
But when you are changing racquets, you must be 100% confident that that's the right decision to do because then you start mentally to play around with yourself, if that's the right decision or not. That's something that is a challenge for a player who changes.
This is smart from Nole to begin the mind games EARLY in the clay season, it shows he is really committed to RG success