Novak Djokovic desperately wanted to return to the big scene as soon as possible and it ended with a fiasco.
It was clear that Novak is going through a crisis at the press conference.
- I would like to congratulate my opponent for the fighting and the incredible spirit he showed on the field. From my perspective, it seemed to me as if I was playing the first match ever. It was really strange. I mean, I completely lost my rhythm. I was struggling with health problems in the past few weeks. I was grateful that I managed to return to the field so quickly after the surgery. However, I didn't feel well - Djokovic said, who admitted that he shouldn't be here because he had a surgery five or six weeks ago.
- I was nervous. I had so many unforced errors. It was one of those days when you had to find the rhythm from the baseline, especially from the backhand side - it was a memorable strike during my career. As you know, there were some unexpected and unusual mistakes. It is all the part of circumstances that are I am in right now.
The Japanese used the moment, he was modest.
- It is hard to describe this, it was a fighting match, but I still can't believe that I beat that kind of player on a central court in that way. Pretty wild.