Grigor Dimitrov says he spent the offseason recharging from his run to victory at the ATP Finals, and is fresh for the new year.
Dimitrov will begin his season at the ATP tournament at Brisbane, where he is the defending champion.
"I was so excited [winning the ATP Finals] for me it was a matter of finding the best way to rest," he told local press at Brisbane. "Physically I was good but mentally pretty exhausted."
The 26-year-old from Bulgaria, who finished at a career-high No. 3 in the rankings, is looking to build on that victory.
"It's very easy to be hyped for such a long time, but I've set myself goals... so want to make sure I remain very collected and just as excited to practice as I am to perform," he added.
In addition to his strong finish to the season, Dimitrov got off to a good start to 2017 by winning Brisbane and taking Rafael Nadal to five sets in the semifinals of the Australian Open.
"It propelled my year into a great success and you always count on that start, it's so important," said Dimitrov, who is the top seed in Brisbane.
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