"With each passing year I feel more comfortable in Melbourne"

The Serbian admitted that with each passing year he feels more comfortable in the first Grand Slam of the season, where he has achieved a total of eight crowns.


Serbian world top seed Novak Djokovic admitted that with each passing year he feels more comfortable at the first Grand Slam of the season in Melbourne, where he has clinched a total of eight crowns. "This scenario brings me very good feelings and confidence. I feel very good being here, it is clear that if you are mentally well it does not matter where you play, but here I just feel fine," he explained during the official press conference prior to the Open from Australia that will start this Monday.

Indeed, the reigning champion will make his debut on the opening day in the night session against veteran French player Jeremy Chardy, a rival with whom he maintains a 13-0 record in his favor. "I have favorable results against Jeremy and that helps. He bases his game on a great forehand and serve but I think after these ATP Cup games I am ready to compete," he added.About Kyrgios

Djokovic was asked for his opinion regarding recent comments by local Nick Kyrgios in which he claimed that the Serb was "useless" for questioning the quarantine conditions established by the state government. "On the court he has great talent. He is important for the world of sports, but off the court I have no respect for him," replied the Belgrade player sternly.

He also commented that the Melbourne Park tracks have had "increasingly fast surfaces in recent years" but explained that he has adapted his game to continue his idyll on the banks of the Yarra. "Historically I have obtained my best results on hard court even though I grew as a player on gravel. This year the tracks are faster but I have adapted my game," he concluded.

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