Novak Djokovic jokes about making Rafael Nadal request at Wimbledon

All of the top players in the world rent local accommodation during the British Grand Slam fortnight as they battle for one of the prized pieces of tennis silverware.

World No 2 Nadal is staying with his team in a luxury house which has a swimming pool on site.

Djokovic was told of his rival’s facility during a BBC One interview with Sue Barker.

And the Serbian joked he would ask Nadal if he could go for a dip.

“Now that you tell me I might ask for a little permission to use his pool,” Djokovic laughed after admitted his house does not have such amenities.

“But no, I love the weather. We didn’t have a single day of rain, this is very unusual.

“My kids and my wife and my parents arrive today they have not been with me so far.

“I am going to spend some quality time with them.”

Djokovic is gearing up for his Wimbledon semi-final clash against Roberto Bautista Agut tomorrow – a man who has already beaten him twice this season.

“His consistency, I think. His ability to stay in the point even when it seems like he’s on the back foot,” Djokovic said of Bautista Agut.

“He’s got amazing consistency I think with his shots. Very flat from both forehand and backhand.

“He has improved his backhand. I think he’s got more depth on his backhand.

“The ball bounces lower on the grass, which is I think more suitable to his style of the game. He doesn’t like when the ball bounces higher to his backhand.

“He’s been definitely playing some very, very high-quality tennis in this tournament.

“He has won twice against me so far this year. That’s certainly going to give him confidence coming into the match.

“Obviously playing on grass, it’s different. Semi-finals of Grand Slam, going to try to use my experience in being in these kind of matches, get myself tactically prepared.

“Hopefully I can execute everything I intend to do.”

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