21-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic is not lacking any confidence going into the Australian Open as he has noted that always likes his chances.
Djokovic, 35, is bidding to win a record 10th Australian Open title this year.
Djokovic, who was denied participation in last year’s Australian Open, hasn’t lost a match at Melbourne Park since 2018.
Also, Djokovic won the Adelaide International in his first tournament of the season.
With that being said, Djokovic is 5-0 in 2023.
Djokovic confident ahead of the Australian Open
“Of course, it is (motivation). I mean, that’s why I keep on playing professional tennis, competition tennis, because I want to be the best, I want to win the biggest tournaments in the world. There is no secret about it. It doesn’t get bigger than this. I’ve had plenty of success that hopefully can continue this year. I’m in a very good shape. I ended the year in the best possible way, and continued that form in Adelaide. I like the way I played there. I beat some really good players, especially in the last few matches of the tournament. I like my chances. I always like my chances. I train as hard as really anybody out there. There’s a lot of youngsters now that are very hungry, that want to win. They want to take a scalp off you on the big stadium. I know that. Experience of being in these kind of particular circumstances helps I think to have the right approach and do things in a proper way because I know when I’m healthy and playing my best, on this court I have chances really against anybody,” Djokovic said, per Tennis Majors.
In the Australian Open first round, Djokovic is taking on Roberto Carballes Baena.
When Djokovic and Carballes Baena meet, it will be their second meeting.
During the 2019 US Open, Djokovic handed Carballes Baena a straight-set defeat.