Novak Djokovic talk with the press on Friday
“It feels the same (as it did in 2011) … the way I started the year,”. “I have great memories from 2011. That was by far my most successful year in the career. But it’s very early still to say what’s going to happen, so I don’t want to predict anything.”
“My mindset will stay the same, and that is to enjoy the moment, to be in the moment, to try to do my best in the present, take it step by step and then see how far I can go.”
“I couldn’t ask for a better start of the season, winning Australia and Dubai, playing on hard courts, which is my most successful and most preferable surface that suits my game the best.” “Obviously winning in Australia for the last couple of years gives me a strong sense of confidence which I carry into this tournament. I think that’s one of the big reasons why I tend to play my best in this period.”
“I won this tournament in the past and I like spending time here and in Miami these few weeks,”
. “Hard courts are my favourite surface. This is where I feel most comfortable and confident on the court.”
Djokovic expressed delight that his good friend and rival Nadal, also a double champion at Indian Wells, was back on the ATP Tour after being sidelined for seven months last year due to a left knee injury.
“It’s really great to see him back for our sport in general, for fans, for everyone who loves tennis because he’s such a popular and charismatic player,” “I have seen a few of his matches … he’s still very impressive on clay, you know. Not much has changed. That’s his favourite surface. He’s the king of clay, he’s so comfortable playing there.”
On Friday he also was with BNP Paribas Open past champions Ana Ivanovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Victoria Azarenka at the unveiled expansion plans targeted for the 2014 tournament announced by Raymond Moore, chief executive officer.
And Novak attend at the BNP Paribas Open Player Party Thursday night at the swank IW Club
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