Novak Djokovic sends ominous warning to Rafael Nadal as he targets number one spot

Novak Djokovic press conference

Novak Djokovic says he feels in top form ahead of the Paris Masters, where he will attempt to wrestle the world number one spot from Rafael Nadal.

The Serb has been in brilliant form in the second half of the year, winning Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Shanghai Masters.

“In both the U.S. Open and Shanghai, I’ve played as good as ever,” Djokovic said Sunday at a news conference in Paris.

“So I really enjoy tennis at the moment and enjoy competing.

“When you have a lot of confidence, you approach the practice sessions and the tournaments and the matches in a just completely different way.”

Djokovic started the year in horrendous form as he battled injury, but he feels there is still more to come from his despite such a spectacular turnaround in fortunes.

“It was quite opposite extremes in terms of how I felt and how I played five months ago and today,” Djokovic added.

“I do think that I’m playing at my best at the moment (now).

“I always feel like I can improve, but I feel like this is a very high level.”

Should Djokovic return to the top of the rankings, he’ll become the first man in the ATP’s 45-year history to go from outside the top 20 to number one in the same season.

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