Novak Djokovic returns this evening to the Sony Open Miami, home of his first ATP Masters 1000 title in 2007 and home to some his best results at a single tournament. The two-time defending champion has been dominant on hardcourts and without Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal in the tournament, the Serb is the big favorite.
“I like the conditions,” Djokovic said on Wednesday. “It can be quite humid, but these weather conditions are different from Indian Wells and from other tournaments, which is normal to expect. It’s not the first time I’m in Miami. So as I said, I had plenty of success in the past. That gives me a reason to believe I can do well again in this tournament.”
And despite his nearly impeccable record on the hardcourts recently, Djokovic leaves room for improvement.
“I feel that I still can improve a lot of shots in my game,” he said. “I still feel that I can serve maybe better in some moments. I still feel that maybe I can come to the net a bit more often. So it’s actually very encouraging for me, because I like to work, you know. I like to practice and try to improve my game and get my game to best possible level. So that’s a positive.”
Djokovic takes his 12-match tournament winning streak against Lukos Rosol tonight.
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