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Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic dismisses John McEnroe comments

Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic dismisses John McEnroe comments

Djokovic offered a bat as straight as Joe Root's, delivering the practiced answer of a player seeking to shut down a problem.

"Nerves are a amusing thing, sometimes you get horribly nervous and other times it's a piece of cake".

"It was a pretty straightforward affair, out there for an hour and a half, so he will be pleased to get back to the locker room, an early dinner and really prepare for Saturday I guess". I always got along very well with John. "I didn't know much about him. I don't want to have any five-set matches in there", Djokovic said.

Serbia's Novak Djokovic also made it to the third round with a clinical win against Adam Pavlasek.

There is a little doubt after a first round loss in Stuttgart, but a straight sets domination of the risky German Alexander Zverev in the final at Halle left him feeling confident and hitting the ball well. "I don't think there was any kind of really wrong intention from his side towards me".

As for whether the comments from McEnroe were justified, Djokovic said: "He has his right to say the things he wants to say".

The Serb, 30, held all four Grand Slam titles previous year, but now holds none and has slipped to fourth in the world.

The stresses that might exist in a game are not going to show in this environment.

Djokovic hardly lacks charisma, like the robotic Pete Sampras, though his smooth eloquence does have an occasional caustic edge.

"That's a good point", the Serbian world No.4 said. "The ATP has adjusted its rule, but maybe the Slams should. look at what they could do for the players to make it just a little bit easier".

Indeed, will anyone be surprised if Djokovic scorches his way through the opposition to lift his fourth Wimbledon title?

With victory at Eastbourne, where he didn't drop a set and lost serve only once, came an upswing in mood, but no real idea that a fundamental resurgence was under way.

Turning his attention to matters on the court, Agassi knows that Murray, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer all have the potential to seriously trouble Djokovic at the All England Club. Especially coming from John, because he's someone that has earned that right because of who he is and what he has meant to the sport and what he still, you know, is representing as a former player and still being very active on the tour.

The heat was sweltering on No.1 Court, and the three-time Wimbledon champion was ensuring that he was not staying on the court for a very long time.

"I brought it up with the umpire and he kind of laughed; 'Oh it's the flowers, the bugs are happy.' He kind of shrugged it off like no big deal", said Querrey.

"On the ATP level... if you can't play, you still get your prize money twice in the year. Now we'll see how far I can go". I have nothing to regret for.

He added: 'I'm not going to go into details of the conversation.

"I [didn't] have my best day on court", Del Potro admitted.

Nevertheless, the world number 136 held serve to love in his next game but trailed 2-1.

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