VIDEO: Novak Djokovic produces outrageous defence to steal point from Marin Cilic
The term ‘the best offence is a good defence’ probably applies to Novak Djokovic more than any other player or team in the entire world of sport.
The world number one faced off against Marin Cilic in his final round-robin match at the ATP Finals at The O2 in London on Friday.
He was already through to the semi-finals, but if Cilic was expecting Djokovic’s commitment levels to drop, the below point absolutely shattered those hopes.
Djokovic once again proved why he is arguably the greatest defender in the history of tennis by absolutely stealing a point that Cilic looked to have won several times over.
Speaking after the match, Djokovic said: “Obviously I knew before the match that I had already qualified, and I knew who I’m playing, so it wasn’t easy to approach this match with 100 percent willingness to win it.
“But this is a unique format and both of us wanted to win from the first point.
“It was a close first set which probably decided the match.
“[Kevin Anderson] is playing some great tennis, it’s definitely his best season and he’s continued doing that throughout this tournament,” he added on his impending semi-final.
“He’s playing well, serving well, very aggressive, so I know what to expect.”
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