Novak Djokovic officially opened his 2019 season in Doha today rolling past Damir Dzumhur 61, 62 in just 55 minutes.
The 2-time Doha champion was pleased with the result.
“I tried to do everything right from the first moment, have a good focus and intensity and not allow my opponent to really feel like he has a chance to get back in the match and I was there basically every game, every point and I was happy the way that I was playing,” Djokovic said. “I’m happy I didn’t spend too much time on the court… I’m looking forward to continuing playing this way.”
Djokovic has now won 36 of his last 39 matches, and on Monday the World No. 1 said he was excited for what’s to come.
“Just starting the new year with a good intention, good energy, trying to be present, be happy with everything that I have that is happening to me,” Djokovic said. “I’m obviously very blessed to play the tennis. I love this sport. And I keep on striving in a way to accomplish great things and see how far I can really go you know with my career.
“Obviously, main focus and objectives are Grand Slams,” he added. “That’s where I want to be able shine and play my best. And the top ATP tournaments, of course, I will try to play with full season as I have in the past, but things are different nowadays with two kids and a family. That is obviously a priority for me. So, I have to always try to find a balance between the two and kind of try to satisfy both the professional needs, but also the private ones.”
Djokovic will face Marton Fucsovics in the second round.
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