Djokovic still focused on the here and now

Updated: 10 November 2011 22:32 IST

As the most phenomenal season of his career draws to a close, Novak Djokovic says he is still trying to enjoy the moment and is not worrying about how to repeat his success in 2012.

Djokovic still focused on the here and now

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As the most phenomenal season of his career draws to a close, Novak Djokovic says he is still trying to enjoy the moment and is not worrying about how to repeat his success in 2012.

Ten tournament victories in 2011, including triumphs at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, the US Open and five Masters events, have catapulted the Serbian to the top of the world rankings for the first time in his career.

He has been beaten just four times and is on course to regain the Paris Masters title he last won in 2009 after a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 defeat of compatriot Viktor Troicki in the third round on Thursday.

After Paris, Djokovic will close the season at the ATP Tour Finals in London, and he says he is not looking any further ahead than his last two assignments of the year.

"Honestly, I try not to think about next year, because I'm trying to enjoy the present and the incredible year that I've had," he said.

"And it's still not over. There is still this tournament to be finished and another one in London.

"I think the World Tour Finals, the best eight players in the world, is a crown for all the achievements. Every match is on the top level.

"So I still need to finish that, and then I obviously will take some rest after a very long season.

"Then I start thinking about the new one, which I think is more or less schedule-wise going to look the same as this one did in the last couple of years.

"I will try to do my best in each tournament I play. I cannot say I will repeat the success I have done this year, which is amazing, but you always try to look positive.

"On the other hand, I know I can play equally well in all those tournaments that I've done this year, and so I will try to get as close to success as I can."

Djokovic vowed to treat himself to some "alcohol and gluten" after his US Open triumph in New York in September, and he said he is looking forward to getting away from the sport again at the end of the season.

"The present is something that is on my mind, so I'm really enjoying the moment," he said.

"But I will definitely like being in some tropical place with no racquet. That is something I look forward to, I assure you."

 

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