World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admitted that he was happy with his campaign in Belgrade as he achieved his goal of playing more games and training. Djokovic’s clay court season got off to a rocky start with an upset loss as he entered the Monte-Carlo Masters.
Djokovic bounced back the following week in Belgrade, where he reached the final before losing in three sets to Andrey Rublev. En route to the final, Djokovic defeated Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmnanovic and Karen Khachanov, all in straight sets.
“I could easily have been knocked out in the first match of the tournament, but I played four matches in three sets that each lasted more than two and a half hours, and I was looking for a more competitive game.
I wanted to spend more time in the field and that’s what I got. So of course playing the final is a good result and I have to be positive about it,” Djokovic was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
Djokovic ready to play all season on clay
Djokovic has no restrictions this season on clay as he can play wherever he wants. He admitted that not having to worry about other things helps him.
“I am happy that I have found my way back to tournaments and have a clear schedule, where should I go, where can I go, where can I be at the top and where I want to be at the top,” Djokovic. added. .
Djokovic is not at his best yet, but he is not worried as he has emphasized that his main priority is to be at his best when it comes time for Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
“Obviously on clay it’s Roland Garros, and then I can also be in London to play Wimbledon, which is, of course, a very important tournament for me. I’m happy for the next few months, where I have a clear idea of what I can do.
So I hope I can give my best, especially at Grand Slams,” Djokovic said.