Novak Djokovic admitted today that he was starting to lose confidence before his big title win Sunday over Roger Federer in the Indian Wells final.
“It was a relief for me,” Djokovic said. “I haven’t played many tournaments; I haven’t played many matches. I knew I was playing well. I had an incredible end of 2013, so I did have confidence.
“But I started doubting myself a little bit on the court. I was struggling a little bit with my, I would say, consistency and the concentration.”
Djokovic came into the Indian Wells title match after struggling with John Isner, Marin Cilic and Alejandro Gonzalez who all took sets off the Serb. But that third set tiebreak win has mentally
“Throughout the tournament, I had ups and downs, but I managed to win four out of six matches in three sets,” he said. “Mentally it’s a very encouraging win that gives me confidence and that also is very special in a way. This time of the year I needed it very much, and hopefully I can carry that into this week.”
Djokovic has won Miami three times most recently in 2012. Last year he lost in the fourth round to Tommy Haas.
Novak will start play tomorrow against Jeremy Chardy. Earlier in the week the Serb was spotted at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.
Played golf today with my team and Viktor and we met one of the "locals" on the hole #4 :-) He loves the sand.. pic.twitter.com/lhLiXKGlzn
— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 21, 2014
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