Novak Djokovic reckons he has never played better than how he is playing right now and he has the real possibility to complete a career Grand Slam this year at Roland Garros.
Djokovic has won all the three Slams apart from the French Open.
The best that he has done in the French Open is reaching the finals.
Last year too, he was in the title round, but, only to be toppled by the king, Rafael Nadal who achieved glory for the nth time on the French soil.
Nadal’s current form, though, does not guarantee that he would be able to continue his golden run in Paris. He is, of course, one of the favourites again because of his past records and his skills on clay, but, he is not the hot favourite.
It should not be that surprising if somebody manages to breach Nadal’s fortress this time around and that guy might well be Djokovic.
Speaking in an interview, the Serb said, “I believe my game is at the topmost level at the moment and now, it’s up to me to ensure that I make the most of it and win whatever I have not managed to win so far.” Read more »
There hasn’t been a player more consistent than Novak Djokovic in the male’s category over the last two years.
The Serb has won tournaments after tournaments and has almost stamped his authority on that World no. 1 ranking at the moment.
And, this is such an era when some of the greats of the game are playing together.
The Likes of Fed, Rafa or even Murray, each one of them will be remembered as all time greats by the coming generations.
To be playing alongside them and then, to keep winning so many trophies regularly, you have to have something special about you for sure.
But, according to Djokovic, there is nothing so special in his game or in his personality. It’s just his dedication and his willingness to be there at the top all the time which helps him.
Speaking after his Miami title win, Djokovic said, “To achieve consistency at this level, you have to keep improving and keep getting better at your game. The more amount of time you put in behind the scenes trying to refine your skills, the better it makes you as a player.”
“The level of competition is immense in the modern era and I actually take it as a positive. If there are guys who push you, you tend to train all that harder knowing the fact that you would be found wanting otherwise.” Read more »