Djokovic: Last two months difficult

by: Matt Cronin April 22, 2013

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Novak Djokovic sounded relieved after sweeping Rafael Nadal to win Monte Carlo. The world No. 1 opened the season winning the Australian Open and Dubai in succession, but was upset in both Indian Wells and Miami before suffering an ankle injury clinching Serbia's Davis Cup victory over the United States.

“This trophy could not come in a better moment for me,” he told reporters. “It was kind of difficult last two months for me. Been through some ups and downs emotionally, physically. But I'm right in the place where I want to be this moment confidence-wise, game-wise. I just need to do what I have done always: Stay committed, to rest well, prepare well."

Djokovic says winning Roland Garros to complete the career Grand Slam is his primary goal.

"Of course, I want to win Roland Garros. That's no secret," Djokovic said. "But I need to keep on having the right positive mind set for the next tournaments that are also very important; just trying to stay healthy.”

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