Novak Djokovic is hopeful of winning the Rogers Cup singles title for the 4th time in spite of the fact that he has got a very tough draw in the tournament this time around.
Djokovic did not have to take part in this year’s Rogers Cup actually, but, after the withdrawal of Rafael Nadal, he was invited to fill the Spaniard’s place and he accepted the invitation. He has obviously been given the top seed in the tournament.
Djokovic who has had a very exciting few weeks of late was in a jolly mood while addressing the press in Canada yesterday evening.
When asked about his thoughts on the draw that he’s got, the Serbian started cracking jokes. Firstly, he pretended as if he was very upset and then, he laughed and sarcastically said, “I just want to thank the people who have made the draw.”
Djokovic will have another joyous moment in his life in near future as his wife is due to give birth to a baby pretty soon. The world no. 1 looked very excited about that. In his words, “Winning Wimbledon, getting married and now, going to become a father, this period’s been special.”
Djokovic might be up against the Scot Andy Murray in the Round of 8 here in Toronto, while, in the final, he might be facing the second seeded Roger Federer in case he gets there.
When asked what he thinks about his chances in the tournament, Djokovic said, “It’s been quite a few months since I last featured on a hard court. So, I need to do some work before I go into the tournament. I will be practicing tomorrow, but, playing in a game is completely different from practicing. However, I am optimistic and I hope I do well.”