Nole got through in straights over Project 45, but he's still not playing in any form that gives anyone confidence. He was breathing heavily in that last set and his serve is still giving everyone palpitations.
But, as usual, he was awesome in his presser:
Q. How much did you enjoy your karaoke with your buddy? I was wondering who came up with that idea to sing like a gypsy?NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Gypsy. Oh, my God. I’ve seen it. My brother sent me. I’ve seen it last night, or it was this morning before the match. It make me relax a little bit. You know, I was nervous before the match, and then I was laughing unbelievable for two minutes.
What we have done? It’s just crazy. Sometimes I’m not aware of the things that I’m doing. I think you have to ask Troicki, as well, my partner in that video.
We are very proud. I haven’t spoken to Nadal still what he thinks about it. I think he would be proud of my performance of Shakira. I really put a lot of energy and effort into that. I’ve tried to, you know, impress my partner who was sitting on the chair and playing a little guitar. I was shaking whatever I had in there.
Yeah, it was fun.
Q. I just want to know, what do you need to do after a long match on the clay to take care of your body? I mean, maybe with your physio or…
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I prefer woman, but unfortunately I have to stay with physio (laughter) for two hours.