As is custom, Novak Djokovic will open the 2015 Wimbledon Championships on Centre Court on Monday. But before then, the World No. 1 met the press to discuss his title defense.
The 2-time Wimbledon champion shrugged off any concerns over skipping the three weeks of grass lead-up event.s
“Last couple years I haven’t been playing any lead-up tournament to Wimbledon,” Djokovic reminded the press. “Aand I still managed to play finals two years ago and to win the title last year, even though my rivals like Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, have been winning grass court tournaments in the previous years as well leading up to Wimbledon.”
“It’s not of my concern, honestly. I just want to get myself in a best possible shape.”
He also says he’s already over his heartbreaking loss to Stan Wawrinka in the French Open final.
“Right after I lost the match, of course, there was this sense of disappointment. There is no doubt about it. I felt that for some days after it.
“Because I have a family, I have different things in life, different interests, I’ve managed to move on because of the experience that I talked about previously of learning how to handle these particular situations and circumstances. I managed to get the necessary reset in my mind.
“But, again, there’s a possibility that the traces may stay for some time.”
Djokovic opens against grass veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber in a very tough first round.
“Right now I think I’m 100% prepared. Hopefully tomorrow when I get on the court I’ll be able to perform my best because that’s something that is going to be very much needed in order to win against Kohlschreiber.
“It’s one of the toughest first rounds I could get.”
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