Swiatek spoke very highly of Djokovic following her US Open second-round win.
Novak Djokovic dropped several major praises on Iga Swiatek after the WTA world No 1 said she can learn from the Serb’s fighting spirit and and the never-give-up approach. On Wednesday, Djokovic ousted Barnabe Zapata Miralles 6-4 6-1 6-1 in the US Open second round.
After the match, a reporter told Djokovic about the comments Swiatek made on his game in her press conference earlier that day. “Well, Iga has been dominating the women’s game last couple of years, multiple Grand Slam winner.
I love her, you know, devotion, dedication. Also, you know, maybe she’s too humble to say, too modest to say, but she’s got a great fighting spirit, no doubt. She’s a warrior, goes out there and, you know, doesn’t give a single game.
Actually she has probably the most bagels of anyone in women’s tennis the last few years. It speaks about how seriously and professionally she’s taking every single point and game on the court. So that’s very admirable. I really like that kind of champion spirit and mindset,” Djokovic said.
Novak Djokovic© Getty Images Sport – Clive Brunskill
Swiatek praised Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz
After a five-set Wimbledon final thriller, Djokovic and Alcaraz delivered another thriller in the Cincinnati Masters final.
After three hours and 39 hours – which is now the longest ATP final ever – Djokovic edged out Alcaraz. After beating Daria Saville in the US Open second round, Swiatek said there is a lot that can be learned from that match.
“They’re just so solid and good. They don’t give each other points for free. It’s amazing how they can keep the intensity from the beginning till the end. I don’t know. I’m just watching them as a fan, you know, because I know that most of the stress they are playing it would be impossible for me to play (smiling). I can learn obviously, like, from how they behave and, like, mentally how they never give up,” Swiatek said.