Djokovic on 2013: Losing to Rafa Nadal at the French Open was the Hardest

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Novak Djokovic


World No. 2 Novak Djokovic has had a successful 2013 season, culminating with him winning the Barclays World Tour Finals, with a straight sets victory over rival Rafael Nadal. While he began his year by winning his third consecutive Australian Open title, he would loss in the following three Grand Slams, twice to Nadal and once to Andy Murray.

Djokovic is happy with his overall performance this year but believes he still has plenty to work to do to ensure that 2014 is an even more successful year.

“I think this year was very successful overall,” he told reporters. “I played consistently well throughout the year so that’s something that makes me happy. I had three tough losses this year in Grand Slams, so I will take my lessons from there and work on getting better.”

When asked about his hardest loss in 2013, Djokovic brought up the semi-finals of the French Open, where he was a few points from triumphing clay court kingpin Nadal.

“Losing to Rafa in the semis of the French Open was the hardest for me. I really wanted that one but it was not to be.”

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