Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic is hoping to get some good rest this week and enter the Serbia Open in Belgrade well rested. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, made the Rome Masters final last week before losing in three sets to world No.
3 Rafael Nadal. Djokovic spent a lot of time on the court in Rome and it was a great preparation for the French Open. However, he still plans to hit the practice court later this week. "Well, this coming week I'm going to rest as much as I can, because I had enough time with the racquet on the court.
So I'm just going to rejuvenate, regroup, and then start training again some days before the start of the Belgrade Open," Djokovic said. "I'm hoping I can go all the way there, playing at home, most likely we are going to see the crowd in the stands, so that's going to be fantastic to kind of feed off that energy, to go to Paris with good feelings on the court, off the court, spend some time with the family additionally which I wouldn't get if I go earlier to Paris.
"Yeah, I'm looking forward. You know, I have to obviously keep the momentum going I feel with the quality of tennis. Do more training, of course, and some few more matches. I think I'm on the right way. "Actually, last couple days really gave me the confidence boost for the clay.
I found the game. So now I just have to maintain it, that level, and peak in Paris.
Djokovic acknowledges the next generation
Djokovic has acknowledged that the younger generation is there but underlined that he, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are still interested in winning the biggest titles.
"Yeah. That's the reason why I answered the way I answered. (Smiling.)," Djokovic said. "I mean, I said it thousand times. I don't know how many times people want me to repeat it. Of course the next gen is there, is coming, whatever.
But here we are still winning the biggest tournaments and slams. I don't know what to tell you other than that. "I'm not focused on the next gen even though I know people, you know, it creates a story. People like to talk about it.
Fine. The guys are there. They are already establishing themselves in the top 5, top 10 of the world. Nothing new. But we are still there."