Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic is highly confident ahead of Wimbledon as he aims to win his 20th Grand Slam title. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, claimed his 19th Grand Slam earlier this month after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final.
Djokovic was down by two sets in the French Open final but he created a stunning comeback to lift the title. Djokovic is aiming to win a Calendar Grand Slam as earlier this year he also made it all the way at the Australian Open.
“The level of confidence is pretty high [after] winning the two majors this year, playing very well in Roland Garros,” Djokovic said. “That tournament took a lot out of me, mentally and physically and emotionally.
It also granted me with an incredible amount of positive energy and confidence that created a wave that I'm trying to ride”.
Djokovic didn't have time to celebrate the French Open win
After winning the French Open, Djokovic had to quickly switch his focus to the grass season.
“I did not allow myself, I cannot allow myself to enjoy that victory too much because four days later after I won the title I was on the grass courts training,” Djokovic revealed. “I didn't have too much time really to reflect on what has happened in Paris.
That's how it is. That's the tennis season and tennis schedule. I turn the next page”. Djokovic now has 19 Grand Slams but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer still hold the all-time Grand Slam record as each have 20 Majors in their collection.
“I understand that people love to debate who is the greatest, who is going to have the most titles, et cetera, et cetera,” he said. “There's always a lot going on off the tennis court. “But once I'm on the court, I try to lock in and I try to exclude all the distractions.
I feel like over the years, I managed to develop the mechanism that allows me to do that. Everyone has their own special ways to center themselves, how to focus themselves, really direct the energy into what matters the most, which is the present moment.
“I have my own techniques, my own ways. It has been working so far, so I'll try to keep on doing that. Here in Wimbledon particularly I need to just take it day by day and see how far it goes”.