Novak Djokovic: I Didn’t Expect This Great Season!
by Tom Gainey | November 24th, 2015, 11:17 am
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Novak Djokovic wrapped up his best season, and one of the best seasons ever, beating Roger Federer to win his 5th ATP World Tour Finals and fourth straight.

“This season definitely stands out,” Djokovic said. “I can’t say I expected it, not at all. But I always gave my best, and I’m always asking from myself the most. I was always hoping that I can play this well throughout the entire season. Managing to reach this kind of season and achievement this year obviously gives me a lot of confidence for anything that is coming in the future.”

Novak ends with a career-best 11 titles, three Grand Slams and a record 31 wins over Top 10 players.

“Again, I’ve played maybe the best tennis of the season in China,” Djokovic added. “I played great on clay, as well. Overall it’s been as close to perfection as it can get, the season. Just blessed and overwhelmed with the emotion and the thrill to be achieving such a great season. It inspires me even more to keep on going and hopefully playing on this level in the future.”

Next season, Djokovic said he’s focused on the French Open and the Olympics, two events still missing from his trophy cabinet.

“Roland Garros is always one of the biggest challenges I have every year, but it’s not the only one,” Djokovic said. “There are the Olympic Games that are happening every four years. Next year is going to be very condensed in terms of scheduling and in terms of the importance of certain events, next to Grand Slams, Olympic Games, this tournament, all the others.”

Djokovic will now have about six weeks of rest before his assualt on the record books continues next year.

“I’m convinced with this dedication to the sport, I can achieve more. How much, I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t have a sense of urgency. I don’t chase anything. I just try to be in the moment and see where it takes me.”


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3 Comments for Novak Djokovic: I Didn’t Expect This Great Season!

FedExpress Says:

eagerly waiting for the australian open


Ben Pronin Says:

“I don’t have a sense of urgency. I don’t chase anything. I just try to be in the moment and see where it takes me.”

I don’t believe him. I think he’s chasing Nadal and then Federer.


Chrisford1 Says:

Ben – I believe him. Djokovic is on one of the most exhilarating times possible for an athlete. He is riding the crest of a perfect wave, knows it will end at sometime, but will do all in his power to surf that wave for as long as he can stay up.
He is living in the moment. Obviously he is aware of records (more than most players), and looking to the future on and off court, which needs planning. He has his own “tennis bucket list” which is not as complete as some other Greats of the sport and when he attains one of them, he knows it. Like he knew no other player has won 4 WTFS in a row.
But when he trains, does work for UNICEF, is on vacation, playing a match, the other hours away from tennis – he will live in the moment.
His chasing days are done. Day by day, it’s on him to make that ride last as long as it can. And when it is done, he will see how far he went.

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