Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic says he is completely locked in on winning the Grand Slams at this stage of his career. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, enters Wimbledon as the top favorite to win it all. "Three people with me, that’s maximum allowed.
I am in the official hotel. Not the first bubble, but hopefully one of the last. I walked around the site for some fresh air," Djokovic said, per Sasa Ozmo. Djokovic has had an outstanding 2021 season, winning the opening two Grand Slams of the season.
After winning the Australian Open and French Open, Djokovic climbed up to 19 Grand Slams. "Grand Slams are the biggest motivation for me right now. Trying to peak at the majors. I managed to play my best when it mattered the most throughout my career, I think," Djokovic underlined.
"My confidence is pretty high, having won two majors. Garros took a lot out of me, mentally, physically and emotinally, but it brought me a lot of positive energy as well."
Djokovic plays Jack Draper in the first round
Rafael Nadal won't be participating at this year's Wimbledon but Roger Federer will.
Nadal and Federer each have 20 Majors in their collection. "The biggest task is how to stay in the present moment. There is always something on the line for me, Roger or Rafa when it comes to tennis history," Djokovic said.
Djokovic will be completely focused on Wimbledon this upcoming fortnight. "Over the years I developed my own mechanism on directing the energy to what matters most, which is the present moment," Djokovic said.
Djokovic doesn't know much about Draper but still he is a huge favorite against the rising British star. "I don’t know too much about Draper, I asked Sinner a few questions about his game.I have to do my homework, watch some videos of his performance in Queens.
He is going to have people behind him, it can be tricky, he doesn’t have much to lose. I am taking it very seriously," Djokovic said. This week, Federer shared a retirement message to his fellow compatriot Viktor Troicki.
"My friend, my comrade @viktortroicki," Djokovic wrote on social media. "You have been a very important part of my personal growth and tennis story. Hvala brate ❤️ Together we lifted the biggest team trophy for our country ?? ..
we celebrated victories and mourned tough losses. We both became parents and opened that new chapter in life. This may be the end of a fantastic tennis career, but I look forward to watching you share your precious wisdom as our national team captain… you are no doubt to inspire new champions my friend. Thank you for everything Ćivša! Good luck!"