One Grand Slam down, one win. 2015 has got off to a pretty regular start for Novak Djokovic, and following his 50th career title just a few days ago, life couldn’t be much better.
The Serb collected his fourth Indian Wells Masters trophy in California ahead of the Miami Open seeing off both Andy Murray and world number two Roger Federer in the final, in fairly hostile circumstances.
With a crowd well behind the Swiss superstar, and a battling Federer, Djokovic had to get over a second set blip to win the tie-break, and get his year off to the best possible start, and perhaps a season full of Grand Slams.
He told BBC Sport, “Nothing has been handed to me. I had to earn this, to fight for it with all the commitment to my everyday routine with my team. Hopefully I can use this confidence for the rest of the season. It’s a great start.”
And it certainly is. Bookies already have him as favourite for the US Open and Wimbledon in the tennis odds, and is second only behind Rafael Nadal for the French, although that’s hardly surprising. Read the rest of this entry