Defending Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic, has insisted that he is heading into this year’s tournament full of confidence and form. The Serbian star got his grass-court campaign underway at the Boodles exhibition event, beating Andy Murray 6-4 6-4 in his first appearance since his defeat to Rafael Nadal in the final last month’s French Open.
The world number one will now head to the All England Club looking to replicate his stunning triumph from last year. Djokovic swept aside his rivals for much of 2011, claiming three of the four Grand Slams, and cementing his place at the top of the rankings.
While 2012 has not seen Djokovic able to dominate the game like he did last year, the Serb has already collected the Australian Open title, as well as reaching the final of the French Open.
Djokovic will now head into Wimbledon as one of the favourites to win the title on the Bet365 online bets page. However, many believe the number one seed will come under real pressure from Nadal, Murray, and Roger Federer.
While his defeat in Paris had some predicting a turn in the tide at the top of the game, Djokovic has insisted that he is full of belief that he can repeat last year’s success at Wimbledon, admitting that he feels in great shape, heading into the season’s third Grand Slam.
“I’m happy with the way things are going. I’m striking the ball well, I feel good on grass and I’ll be ready.
“I like to focus on every year separately, but I’m satisfied with how I’m feeling,” he added.
“I won Wimbledon last year and became number one in the world, something I always dreamed of achieving. I’d love to do it again.” Fans of live tennis will already be well aware of what Djokovic is capable of on the court.