Although, the World no.1 had a match record of 64-3 in 2011, Novak Djokovic insists he does not feel like he is ‘unbeatable’. The Serbian star, who is presently participating in his first tournament since the triumph at the US Open is at the Swiss Indoors Basel this week. Djokovic opened his season with a 41-0 mark before falling to Roger Federer in the Roland Garros semifinals. The 10 titles Djokovic has acquired this year include the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Keeping such a tally was no easy task and Djokovic openly admits the hardships he had to face in order to be on top. Djokovic admits that being on your toes throughout the year was not an easy job, he said, “Not losing a match up till the French Open was an incredible effort. I’m very proud of those achievements. But I know how hard I worked over the years and I always believed I could do it, that I could be the best; that I had the quality to win against the best players in the world and win the major trophies.
The Belgrade-born Serbian further stated that he believed no one was invincible. Djokovic commented, “I don’t feel unbeatable and I don’t think anybody is. It’s just a matter of the right momentum, the confidence that you have, that you’re building up by winning this many matches. I could rely on that confidence in most of the matches I was playing because when you are confident, sometimes you see the ball as a watermelon. You feel so good on the court, you trust every shot.”
Djokovic will return to action in Basel this week after resting for six-weeks because of a back injury. Djokovic will face tough competition in the tournament with the likes of four-time Basel champion Federer and World No. 3 Andy Murray entering the contest.
Andy Murray is working hard to return to his apex form and fitness for the 3 final tournaments of the season, culminating in his appearance at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Murray’s career has been overshadowed by Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic but the Englishman is set to change that. Injuries have also marked their toll on the 24-year-old Brit, nonetheless, Murray is eager to break their dominance by registering his.
Meanwhile, the Swiss maestro Federer is eager to recover his lost crown on the tennis court. Playing in his motherland, Federer is bound to gain heavy support from the crowd, therefore he is rightly one of the hot favorites in the tournament.