Top seed Novak Djokovic shook off any flu concerns yesterday declaring that he’s primed for a shot at a fifth Australian Open title.
“I had tough couple days. But it’s all behind me now. I’m ready for the Open,” Djokovic said. “Little bit with the flu and stomach. But I carried that already from the Middle East a little bit. But now it’s good. It’s passed.”
Djokovic’s bug began at the Abu Dhabi exo and was still present when he lost to Ivo Karlovic in Doha.
“I don’t think it’s nice to talk about the title already now when the tournament hasn’t started yet,” he said. “There are so many players who are contenders to win the title. Considering the success that I had in my career in this tournament gives me enough reason and confidence to believe I can go far.”
Djokovic begins Tuesday against qualifier Aljaz Bedene.
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