“Starting with the quallies. It’s a good experience.
“Yeah to play against Novak, it helps me to get this experience. To feel the game, the way he is playing.
“The difference is really big. He doesn’t give you free points, I mean on my serve, it’s like every point you have to take and have to play the rally.”
Djokovic was delighted after his victory over Karatsev, saying afterwards: “I expected Aslan to play on a high level, I’ve seen him play against really high-ranked opponents in this tournament.
“He played great. He just strikes the ball so well and he is very strong physically, he’s a big guy, he has a very good serve and he picks up most of the returns and plays it flat straight under your feet so you have got to be ready and I think I executed my game plan and tactics I set up with my coach really well.
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