Novak Djokovic said he doesn’t think the new member of his family, baby boy Stefan, will impact his playing schedule in 2015. The Serb, who is playing his fifth event of the year (including Davis Cup) as defending champion of Indian Wells, was asked about his schedule yesterday after a quick win over Marcos Baghdatis.
“Well, the schedule is going to be more or less the same,” the new father Djokovic said last night. “Of course this year I also committed to play Davis Cup. I played opening week in the season in Doha, so maybe I played a few more weeks more. But it’s just the beginning of the season. Of course my plans are to be in the biggest events in sport that we have in Grand Slams, 1000 events, plus Monte‑Carlo and few other 500 events.
“But I don’t know what the next day brings. I hope I can stay healthy and I can play well on the big tournaments so I don’t need to play other tournaments,” he added. “I have been very fortunate to be consistently successful in the big events over the course of last five, six years, which allowed me to play with the schedule the way it suits me the best.”
Next for the 3-time Indian Wells champ Djokovic is Spaniard Albert Ramos.
“I’m pleased with the way I’m playing,” Djokovic said. “Of course having won the title in Australia, it allows me to have and carry this confidence into every other event that is coming up in the season. So I do feel confident when I step on to the court also the fact that I have a great record in this tournament. So, you know, that’s something that is positive and that I will try to maintain as the tournament progresses.”
Djokovic did reveal a minor foot injury that he hopes is “going to fade away as the tournament goes”.
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