Sock gave me karma again for hitting Federer

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22 Sep 2018, 16:53 IST
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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on the Laver Cup

Novak Djokovic “received his karma again” for inadvertently hanging Roger Federer when Jack Sock did the identical to him within the Laver Cup.

Djokovic and Federer teamed up on Friday as they took on Sock and Kevin Anderson within the doubles, struggling Staff Europe’s solely defeat of day one with a 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 10-6 loss.

Their lack of familiarity as a pair was maybe finest evidenced when Djokovic struck Federer on the again with a forehand, prompting a right away apology from the Wimbledon and US Open champion.

“I apologised instantly,” Djokovic mentioned. “I received my karma again when Sock hit me proper within the coronary heart!

“It was nice to play with Roger, it was nice enjoyable. We talked loads of methods on the bench. 

“Now we have at all times had loads of respect for one another, now that can be strengthened. However this type of high quality time is like no different.”

Federer has beforehand performed with Rafael Nadal in doubles and added: “Rafa and Nole are very completely different gamers, loads of adjustments, opponents had been very completely different too

“Pleasure was related for me, to staff up with somebody of Nole’s calibre was a deal with. 

“You be taught so much from these matches. If you play doubles it is completely different, it is like talking a unique language, utilizing a unique facet of your mind. And in a match like right this moment you might undergo video games while you get no rhythm.”

 

 

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