LONDON (Sporting Alert) — World No.1 Novak Djokovic believes he is still in good shape heading into Sunday’s Wimbledon men’s singles final, despite his “draining” semis, but admits that facing British world No. 2 Andy Murray at home will not be easy.
Both Murray and Djokovic come into Sunday’s final off the back of two entertaining semi-finals and they are both looking forward to facing each other in the deciding game.
“I’m definitely looking forward to the final,” the Serbian said. “It’s the biggest final in tennis that you can be a part of, so I’m very honored to be playing in that match again.
“You know, the 2011 experience and winning that trophy can maybe help me prior to tomorrow’s encounter. ”
Commenting on his epic semi-final clash with with Juan Martin Del Potro, Djokovic added: “It was a very high‑quality tennis from the first to the last point.
“There’s not many unforced errors. I think there was a lot of, lot of winners. So both of us, we tried to dictate the play. I did have opportunities in the fourth set when I was a break up and match points in tie-breaker to end out the match earlier.”
Murray is also preparing himself for the showdown and says he is confident of pulling this one off.
He, however, admitted that he gets a little more nervous playing in front of the home supporters.
“I get very nervous before matches here, but I often feel like that helps me play my best tennis. It maybe helps me concentrate better,” he said.
“There’s a lot more pressure and a lot more expectation (on British players at home), a lot more nerves. There’s still the excitement there. But, yeah, I think for all British players it’s a huge part of their career.”