London, United Kingdom: Roger Federer has warned Novak Djokovic he will find it tough to repeat his implausible 2015 campaign.
Federer was Djokovic’s final plant of a year as a Serb romped to a 6-3, 6-4 feat in a final of a ATP Tour Finals on Sunday.
It was 28-year-old Djokovic’s 11th pretension of a golden year that saw a universe series one win 82 of his 88 matches, strech all 4 Grand Slam finals and win Wimbledon, a Australian Open and a US Open.
But 17-time Grand Slam champion Federer knows only how formidable it will be for Djokovic to obey his triumphs in 2016.
“It’s tough to play during this gait all a time. You are articulate about slight margins, a mangle indicate here and there can change a whole outcome,” Federer said.
“You can’t always be on a winning side. Margins are unequivocally tiny during a top.
“That is since this year of Novak’s is amazing. I’ve been there, Rafa (Nadal) has been there. We both know how tough it is to behind it adult year after year.
“It’s not a initial good year for Novak. Certainly he’s going into subsequent year with large confidence. He’s personification great.
“It’s going to be tough for him to have a bad year, though we can’t only repeat a year like this.
“It takes a lot of effort. You’ve got to be in figure physically with no injuries whatsoever. Mentally we have to be during your rise during all times. It’s not as easy as it seems sometimes.”
Federer stays one of a few players able of discouraging Djokovic, as he showed when he finished a Serb’s 23-match winning run with a true sets feat in a organisation theatre of this year’s Tour Finals.
While he was incompetent to repeat that opening in a final, and also mislaid a Wimbledon and US Open finals to Djokovic, a 34-year-old is austere he doesn’t need to change many in his diversion to combat a vital trophies divided from a universe series one.
Asked if he indispensable to change hs character of play in a bid to overpower Djokovic, Federersaid: “Not unequivocally since we feel we need to work on my altogether diversion that is going to have an impact opposite many players.
“For me Rafa is a singular actor in a field. we used to work some-more precisely opposite him.
“With Novak it’s some-more straightforward. If we don’t play unequivocally good we are going to have a tough time. If we play improved we know we have my chances with my game.”
Federer will now conduct off to recharge his batteries and devise a uninformed attack on Djokovic in 2016.
As ever, winning another Wimbledon pretension is high on his list of priorities and he will also aim a bullion award during a Rio Olympics.
“Wimbledon is a large one. Rio as good though it’s not my series one priority. It starts with a Australian Open that is only around a corner,” he said.
“Once that’s over afterwards we demeanour some-more towards a future.
“I don’t consider there’s that many we need to change, other than a few tactical things opposite certain players during some times. I had a lot of good things in my diversion this year.”