‘The focus was maybe more on her’


18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert enjoyed seeing Roger Federer acting as Novak Djokovic’s coach. On Sunday, Djokovic faced Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Laver Cup. Since Djokovic and Federer were teammates at this year’s Laver Cup, Federer took the opportunity to give the Serb some in-match advice.

Unfortunately for Djokovic, he didn’t get a win, as Auger-Aliassime turned the Serb around 6-3 7-6(3). “Roger coaching Novak is hilarious, I mean that in a good way. He makes me smile. Roger needs an academy now, he is a great coach,” Evert tweeted.

After witnessing Federer’s final match at the Laver Cup, the 35-year-old Djokovic was asked if there was any chance of seeing him retire in the near future. “I don’t feel that old yet, to be honest, for the tennis career, for my tennis career to end.

I still feel like my body is serving me, it’s listening to me well. That’s the key, I think, when you get to 35 years or older,” Djokovic said. Djokovic is 35 years old, but he is still healthy and exceptionally prepared.

However, Djokovic acknowledged that he is at a stage in his career where he needs to adjust his schedule and make the right decisions. “I’m adjusting my schedule a lot, a lot more, you know. I’m not playing as much as I was a few years ago.

I want to get my best in the best tournaments, the biggest in the world, which are the Grand Slams and some of the biggest events in the world. ATP, playing for my country,” Djokovic explained.

Federer praises Ellie Goulding

In his latest interview with The New York Times, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer explained the thoughts and emotions on display in the now-iconic picture.

“I have seen it [the picture]. Well, I mean, it was a short moment. I think at one point, I was sobbing so hard, and I don’t know, everything was going through my mind about how happy I am to actually experience this moment right there with everybody,” said Federer.

“I think that’s what was so beautiful about just sitting there, taking it all in while the music was playing, and the focus was maybe more on her [the singer Ellie Goulding]. So, you almost forgot that you’re still being taken pictures of,” he said.

“I guess at one point, just because obviously I couldn’t speak and the music was there, I guess I just touched him, and I guess it’s maybe a secret thank you. I don’t know what it was, but for me, that’s maybe what it was and how it felt and some pictures came out of it,” he added.