Novak Djokovic feels proud about the great second-half of the 2018 season that he had, in which he was once ranked 22nd in the world but went to end it as the world no. 1. He also won two Majors and two Masters titles.
'It's fantastic year,' Djokovic said after his win over Marin Cilic in the ATP World Tour Finals. 'I don't like to compare, so I can't tell percentage-wise where I was at Indian Wells, Miami to now.
Definitely there's a significant improvement in the game, in the overall feel, the way I go about my game, the way I feel on the court in terms of confidence and comfort level. Obviously I knew, even when I was far from my best, and that was around Indian Wells, Miami time, beginning of clay, that it will take time.
I really trusted the process, even though it was frustrating at times. But in the end, the self-belief prevailed, and of course the support of the team that created this long-term plan, strategy with me. We had objectives and goals.
As I was mentioning before, US Open was a target where I would hopefully peak and play my best. But it came during grass court season, so it came before. It was obviously more than welcome, you know, in our overall plan.' Djokovic will have just some weeks to rest as he is set to start the new season at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Friday December 28.