Djokovic was deported from Australia within the lead-up to the 12 months’s first Grand Slam in January for not being vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. The Serb then struggled to hit prime kind and solely started exhibiting glimpses of his finest on the finish of the clay season.
The 35-year-old then beat Australian Nick Kyrgios within the Wimbledon closing to bag his twenty first Grand Slam crown earlier than successful trophies in Tel Aviv and Astana and arriving in France primed to defend his Paris Masters title this week.
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“The primary a part of the 12 months with every part that occurred in Australia, I felt challenged, very a lot emotionally, mentally off the court docket and it was affecting my recreation,” Djokovic mentioned.
“I used to be discovering my option to that desired degree and that occurred in direction of the tip of the clay season. Wimbledon all the time comes on the proper time in my profession. Once I want that vast confidence increase and massive title, Wimbledon is all the time there.”
Djokovic has received the Paris title six occasions, together with in his final two appearances in 2019 and 2021, and mentioned coming again all the time brings him good reminiscences.
“At this degree it is essential to have a great feeling on the court docket and good reminiscence of coming to a spot the place you could have carried out nicely, as a result of tennis is a recreation of superb margins that determine who’s going to take a win within the match,” he added.
“Usually, how you’re feeling mentally, whether or not you are preventing together with your demons inside in a great or unhealthy method impacts the tip outcome. Right here I all the time felt good.”