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Federer’s former coach capitulates to Djokovic after the US Open: “I sit back and applaud”

The praise for Djokovic continues after the Serb’s victory at the US Open. On this occasion it was like that The former coach of Roger Federer, one of his biggest rivals throughout his career, who surrendered to “Nole”.. Paul Annacone says he’s still learning from him.

Paul Annacone is the current coach of Taylor Fritz, the Serb’s victim on the way to his 24th Grand Slam. In the interview, he commented that he still learns something from Djokovic when he sees him play. “Every time I watch games like the US Open final, I try to put on my student hat and learn. And you see the result and you see what happened, but I’m always trying to figure out why. When you look at the numbers What Novak has done over the course of his career never ceases to amaze me. And we look at the crucial moments.”

Annacone, who was also the coach of Pete Sampras, the player with the most Grand Slams of the last century, added an anecdote the American always told him about greatness in sports, which the coach said was also applicable to Djokovic: “I remember Pete Sampras whispering in my ear – because I always asked him everything – and he always said, ‘You know what? Sometimes good just wins, but good doesn’t win big.’ Medvedev is very good and he’s ready to be great, but Novak is an absolute superstar. And maybe there’s just no reason for it. Now I just sit back and applaud. “It’s so much fun to watch this guy do what he does, it’s an absolute miracle.” sentenced.

Medvedev is very good and ready to be great, but Novak is an absolute star

Paul Anaconne, former coach of Roger Federer

Djokovic’s “resurrection” in the US Open final

If there was one moment that could change the fate of the final, it was the second set. Djokovic seemed completely distraught, but he pulled himself together and managed to win, for which Annacone finds no explanation: “There are about seven minutes in the second set where the game could have turned around. And magically, with will, skill and experience, Novak manages to overcome it and turn it into a routine game 6-3, 7-6.” 6-3, but that’s not really it. And then you try to figure out why.”

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