Novak Djokovic is ready to achieve what he set out to do. Everyone is aware of his goal: To equal Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam record. The Serb wants to progress, wants to be even better and win many more trophies in his career.
“That's why I keep on playing professional tennis, competition tennis, because I want to be the best, I want to win the biggest tournaments in the world,” Djokovic said for ausopen.com. “There is no secret about it." He is happy to be back in Australia.
There are many good memories behind him related to Australia, but also bad ones. "It doesn't get bigger than this. You have four slams that historically have been the biggest events in our sport.
It's also one of the biggest reasons why I was really looking forward to come back to Australia: because of my record here.
I really love playing in Rod Laver Arena, particularly night sessions.
I've had plenty of success that hopefully can continue this year”. He wants to continue with his great form. “I'm in very good shape. I ended the year in the best possible way and continued that form in Adelaide,” he said.
“I like the way I played there. I beat some really good players, especially in the last few matches of the tournament”.
Novak Djokovic and his training
He is cautious about the injury he is carrying. His training is not like it used to be, considering that he is afraid of what could happen.
“It's hopefully not [of] major concern,” he explained. “So far I've been able to train, compete and play points, practise sets. So that's a positive sign.
Obviously, I'm being a bit more cautious. I'm not going full out on the training sessions, conserving the energy for next week. Hopefully it won't cause an issue for me then”.