Federer didn’t like me: Novak Djokovic recounts early days when top players didn’t like him

Federer didn’t like me: Novak Djokovic recounts early days when top players didn’t like him

Australian Open: Novak Djokovic recount earlier days when Roger Federer didn't like him

Novak Djokovic has claimed that Tennis legend Roger Federer didn’t liked how Djokovic behaved in his earlier days. Following his comfortable 3rd round win against Tomas Martin Etcheverry, in the Australian Open Tomas, Djokovic recounted his early days.

Novak Djokovic made a bold remark where he claimed that during his early days he was not in the good books of top players. The Serbian believes that the top players were not happy when he claimed he wanted to be the bets in the world.

I know certainly Federer didn’t like the way I was behaving at the beginning. I think it didn’t sit with him well. I don’t know about the others. I guess I wasn’t the favorite type of guy to some of the top guys because I was not afraid to say that I want to be the best player in the world,” said Djokovic after his match.

The World Number 1 claimed that he never lacked respect. Prior and after the match to would always greet the opponents and acknowledge their game. He went on to claim that Respect needs to be present regardless of all the outside noise.

I was confident. I felt like I have the game to back it up. I never, ever lacked respect. Whenever I start a match, before the match or finish the match, I would always greet the opponent, always acknowledge. Respect is something that I was taught that needs to be present regardless of what is happening.

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