Written by Senior Tennis Editor Peter Gehr
With an impressive 2011 season and a great start to the 2012 season with a major win over Rafael Nadal at the Austrailan Open, mental tennis strategies working well for Novak Djokovic and continue to bolster his confidence as a winner. Having taken some time to rest, travel and visit relatives after leaving Australia, Djokovic now gears up for his next game in Dubai where he plans on winning.
Dubai is a favored venue for the world No. 1, and he has designs on taking out his opponents for the 4th year in a row. The 24 year old Serbian men’s singles champion is in fine form and ready to rock the court to persist and maintain his dominance in tennis.
Mental Tennis Strategies Working Well for Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic doesn’t need any more confidence. The World No. 1 has dominated the circuit at nearly every turn the last 13 months and this week he arrives at the place he’s felt most comfortable: Dubai. Djokovic has won Dubai the last three years, last season ripping rival Roger Federer in straight sets.
Now he enters as No. 1 for the first time and Djokovic is intent on keeping his stellar form.
“At any tournament I aim to win,” Djokovic told the Gulf News today. “I’ve really experienced the best time in my career of late. I’m in the peak of form, 24, and I believe I can win most of the matches I enter on court. I just want to keep up the good work and keep to the same old routine. I’m always searching to be the best.
“Every tournament and every year is different but I’ve always played my best tennis in Dubai and I’ve had lots of success here, so I have all the reason to believe I can do it again, because I’ve always performed reasonably well on this stage.”
Djokovic opens his 3-time title defense against Cedric-Marcel Stebe in a match schedule for tomorrow.
“My brother grew up with him in juniors,” Djokovic said of the German Stebe. “I watched him play Lleyton Hewitt and he was impressive. He’s a youngster with great attitude and plays without fear for his opposition. He’s aggressive, hits the ball hard and plays really well.”
“Since Melbourne, I’ve been doing a lot of things off the court,” Djokovic said. “I’ve done some skiing. I went to London for the Laureus Sports Awards, which was a great experience. I’ve had some activities with the media and some reunions with my friends back home in Serbia. So it’s been a nice couple of weeks for me.” Click here to visit the original source of this post
Mental tennis strategies working well for Novak Djokovic, and it’s that confidence that builds the power of the inner game within. As a force to be reckoned with, the Djoker reigns supreme and it’s that silent intimidation in the minds of his rivals that puts the Serb in a position of supremacy as his epic journey from court to court continues.