‘Do not write him off!’ – Novak Djokovic gives his views on Roger Federer future
Novak Djokovic has warned that it would be foolish to start writing off Roger Federer right now, insisting he’s proven everybody wrong many times before.
Federer won the Australian Open in January and regained the world number one spot for a spell shortly afterwards, but has struggled in the second half of the year.
That has led many commentators to suggest that age has finally caught up with the 37-year-old, and the inevitable decline has set in.
However, Djokovic does not agree with those suggestions.
“Regarding Roger’s form, look, when Roger is playing, you always expect him to win,” Djokovic said.
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“That’s why it’s strange for you guys that he doesn’t win a big title since January this year.
“A lot of people have signed him out, put him into retirement already many, many times before in the last five years.
“He’s proven everybody wrong by winning additional three, four slams in the last couple years.
“Do not count him out, that’s all I can say.”
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