World no. 2 Novak Djokovic may have had to step down from the ATP throne at the end of the season, but he looks eager to get back there as soon as possible. The 16-time Major champion is ready to embrace a busy Aussie swing, leading Serbia in Brisbane at the ATP Cup before heading to Auckland and Melbourne where he has 2000 points to defend.
Novak will make the ATP Cup debut on Saturday against Kevin Anderson, facing Gael Monfils and Cristian Garin in the next encounters and hoping to secure the quarter-final spot for Serbia and a trip to Sydney. Speaking about the upcoming Australian Open, Djokovic feels confident in his abilities at the favorite Major and tennis court, seeking the eighth crown that would close the gap to Federer and Nadal even more in the GOAT quest.
Also, Noak mentioned that Davis Cup success from 2010 that changed his career for good, becoming the dominant figure in men's tennis in the next season and earning the player of the decade title following 15 Majors he claimed between 2010-19.
"I think a lot of the guys from that golden generation that won Davis Cup in 2010 were saying that probably was the highlight of our careers and it was definitely," Djokovic said. "I was blessed to win so many big titles in my life but that one was exceptional because it felt different.
I could share that success with everyone being world champions. It would mean a lot to win the eighth Australian Open. That's one of the biggest reasons why I still play competitive tennis, to try to win Major titles, the ones that matter the most.
The Australian Open was always my favorite because of how I feel on the court - that's probably the most successful court of my career. Hopefully, I'll be able to be in a good position to fight for a trophy this year."