“It has built me a better player” Jack Draper admits his last Wimbledon clash with Novak Djokovic gave him a different level of confidence


“It has built me a better player” Jack Draper admits his last Wimbledon clash with Novak Djokovic gave him a different level of confidence

Djokovic vs Draper

20-year-old British, Jack Draper has won various ATP challengers and is making constant jumps on the ATP tour. He scored his biggest win at the Queen’s Club defeating the world 14 Taylor Fritz with a score of 6-3 6-2 but couldn’t get past the Round of 16. It was considered the highest victory of his career when he stepped to the second round of the cinch Championships.

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The rising star officially broke into the top 100 of the ATP Rankings for the first time in his career and was naturally proud as it is always his dream to break into the top 100 at such young age. At Queen’s, he then talked about the reason for his focused hard boost and various key moments in his short career.

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Jack Draper shares his experience of facing Novak Djokovic for the first time

Jack Draper and Novak Djokovic at their Wimbledon 2021 clash.

The former world champion bet the current world 99 last year as he chased a sixth Wimbledon title in the first round with a  4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 win. “He’s a youngster, only 19. I haven’t seen him play for much prior to Queen’s that he played pretty well in,” said Djokovic afterward. However, it was noticed that Brit maintained a good level of maturity and behavior as he faced the big man and he well deserved the credit.

With a tough match on the grass surface, Jack learned a good experience as he implemented it in his further games. He admitted the Serb gave an inspiration to challenge himself in a better place. “I think at Queen’s again I’d hurt my ab or something, so I didn’t serve until the morning I played Djokovic, so it was a weird experience for me, that one. But I think when I played him definitely exposed so many points in my game which helped me to improve again for this year,” thanked the Brit. He said the Queen’s was a great experience and has put his lot of effort every day to ensure a different play.

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