22nd April, 2013
Novak Djokovic can cast his hopes forward a month to the start of Roland Garros with serious thoughts of a Paris title after stunning Rafael Nadal to win a first career trophy at the Monte Carlo Masters.
“This trophy could not come at a better moment for me. It was a difficult last two months. I’ve been through some ups and downs emotionally, physically,” Djokovic said.
“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.
“And then I have the next two weeks for those things, getting ready for next challenge.”