Novak Djokovic reveals his ‘biggest motivation at the moment’ after brilliant start to 2020

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The 2020 season is only a few months old and Novak Djokovic already has two big trophies to his name, but don’t for a moment think he is ready to ease off.

Djokovic started the new campaign by winning all his matches at the inaugural ATP Cup to lead Serbia to glory and he followed it up with the successful defence of his Australian Open crown.

The win at Melbourne Park not only saw him win a 17th Grand Slam title, but it also helped him to return to the top of the ATP Rankings.

Djokovic will be back in action at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week where he is the top seed, but he insists he can still go up a level.

“Yes, there is room for improvement and that’s my biggest motivation at the moment,” he told Gulfnews.com.

“That’s probably one of the biggest reasons why I keep on playing this sport and why I put a lot of effort and dedication every single day. I feel that tennis is a great place for me to improve, not just in tennis but also as a human being to build my character.”

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He added: “When you win a Grand Slam at the beginning of the season, you always start off the year in a great way, in a very positive manner, and this has given me a lot of confidence. I know that every time I would win Australian Open I would have a great season after that. Hopefully, that can be the case again.”

Djokovic, who has four Dubai titles to his name with the last coming back in 2013, heads into the ATP Tour 500 event with a 13-0 record for 2020.

“I’m aware of the streak. I’m aware of the fact that I’m feeling great on the court. Of course, when you win that many matches, it translates to your high level of confidence,” the Serb said.

“But I’m aware that it could easily be disturbed, as well, and lost. I try to approach every tournament and every match as a fresh start basically: continuation of the great streak, yes, from the confidence perspective, but fresh start gamewise.”

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