Exclusive: Stuff talks to Wimbledon 2014 champion Novak Djokovic about tennis technology

We caught up with two-time Wimbledon Champ for some racket chat

You watched it last night. You saw Novak Djokovic beat powerhouse Roger Federer in Wimbledon's first five-set final since 2009. We know you did. 

That's why today seems like the perfect time to remind you of what happened when we caught up with the 27-year-old Serb in the run-up to Wimbledon to pick his brains about technology in tennis.

Tech makes a racket

“Technology plays a very important role in our sport – rackets especially. Rackets today allow the player to have more control on the strokes, more precision, more power, more acceleration.”

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We ain’t seen nothin’ yet

“We don’t know how far it can go, and for me that’s exciting. A few years ago we didn’t have Hawk-Eye, and we thought it couldn’t go further than that. And now we have the challenge system and even more advanced rackets. It’s really unpredictable but we can definitely expect a lot more changes to come because there are people who are always looking for improvement and progression, and I think that’s the right approach for [tennis] and for life in general.”

There’s more to life than tennis

“Technology allows us to speak to a person on the opposite side of the world, and to see that person while we’re doing it, so it’s quite incredible going back 10 or 15 years and then seeing where we are at this moment.”

Credit: Novak Djokovic is the brand ambassador for Peugeot; Stuff spoke to him at the unveiling of the new Peugeot 508 in London.

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