December 6, 2022

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Novak Djokovic apologises to Roger Federer and pays wholehearted tribute to retiring star

“I believe I can communicate by myself behalf of what acquired me probably the most emotional is when his kids got here up and I noticed them tearing up,” he smiled, earlier than including: “Sorry Roger, I don’t need to tear you up once more nevertheless it’s a really good second and it’s very good to see Roger’s mother and father right here in London and his household, Mirka, children.” 

Djokovic additionally stated he shared Federer’s emotions about household assist as he continued: “I perceive and emphasise with Roger as a result of I perceive totally what is important so that you can be on the tour for a protracted period of time. It’s a person sport so folks suppose it’s solely as much as us, we take the blame and we take the credit score which is one half. 

“However you wouldn’t be capable of do it with out your closest ones and he stated it superbly yesterday, his spouse Mirka allowed him to play for a few years.”

Djokovic then cracked one remaining joke earlier than heading off to arrange for the ultimate match of the night time – his doubles with Matteo Berrettini. He laughed: “And I’m speaking an excessive amount of however there’s lots I need to say. I’m sorry, I haven’t been on the tour some time and I additionally witnessed one thing extremely distinctive and particular however I gotta run cos I’ve acquired to be on the courtroom in 20 minutes or so.”

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