Novak Djokovic says his Wimbledon triumph can be a springboard to even greater success.
The Serb claimed his fourth Wimbledon crown and 13th Grand Slam title in total by defeating Kevin Anderson in Sunday’s final at the All England Club.
It was Djokovic’s first triumph at the highest level since the 2016 French Open, but, having rediscovered his top form, proving it not only in the final but also his last-four victory over Rafael Nadal, talk afterwards turned to whether the former world number one could re-establish himself as the dominant force in the game.
The new champion said: “I understand that people are questioning whether I can consistently play on this level. Trust me, I am, too.”
“This is obviously very pleasing and satisfying to be able to play the way I played in the last couple of tournaments, in Queen’s and Wimbledon. This is going to be a huge confidence boost and springboard for whatever is coming up.”
“I really can’t see the future. I don’t know what’s going to happen. But I like to play on hardcourts. (The) US Open was always successful tournament for me.”
“I’m looking forward to go out there and play my best and see where it takes me.”
Now back in the world’s top 10, Djokovic is due to return to action in Toronto early next month as preparation for that US Open, which starts on August 27, begins and he will do so knowing coach Marian Vajda is very much on board.
Djokovic split from Vajda in May 2017, opting instead for an ill-fated spell with Andre Agassi.
However, the partnership was rekindled in April and after his latest Wimbledon success the pair agreed to continue their relationship until at least the end of the season.
“We talked actually post-match,” the 31-year-old revealed. “It seems like he’s planning to keep on working with me, which is great news. We going to keep on working till the end of the year for sure, then we’ll see after that.”