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http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2015/04/15/Monte-Carlo-Sunday-Djokovic-Preview.aspx

Novak Djokovic has earned a 25-2 record to start the 2015 season, adding additional titles in Melbourne, Indian Wells and Miami to his bursting resume.

I’m at the peak of my abilities right now,” said the World No. 1 on Sunday in Monaco ahead of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Shades of the start of his remarkable 2011 season to some, Djokovic, a champion here in 2013, feels better prepared this year.

The experience of playing at a high level for the last three or four years helped me to handle these particular situations better than I have done in 2010 and 2011,” he said. "I feel like I have matured physically.

“I’m enjoying my time on the court, playing some of my best tennis. Next to 2011, this is definitely the best start I’ve ever had... It’s [been] four months, and [there's] still a lot of time to come.”

Relying on fitness and staying injury free are the 27-year-old Serb’s keys to sustaining a high level of tennis.

Djokovic, Federer & Nadal Lead Monte-Carlo Field

“It’s not the first time that I’ve had to face this particular situation where I played so many matches,” said Djokovic, who is looking to become the first player to win the first three ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles of the season. “It’s a positive consequense that I have to pay because of the great results that I’ve made, so I can’t complain.”

Djokovic holds a 23-7 record in Monte-Carlo, where he reached the semi-finals or better in his last six appearances, and the Belgrade native owns a home in the Principality.

“I am at my home base here in Monaco, where I spend a lot of time when I’m not at the tournaments,” he said. “I do feel very comfortable and excited to play in Monaco, where I think I’ve played consistently well throughout many years… hopefully I can start the clay-court season as well as I want to.”

In the same half of the draw as eight-time champion Rafael Nadal, Djokovic is first to admit the Spaniard is the one to beat.

“Whenever the clay-court season comes around, he is the first player to be mentioned as the favourite in any tournament,” he said. “They call him ‘King of Clay’, and he definitely has deserved that crown because of the results and achievements he has in his career, especially on this surface.”

Djokovic will open his Monte-Carlo campaign against the winner of Denis Istomin and Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the second round.

Did You Know?

This week Djokovic surpassed Nadal for the sixth-most weeks (142) at No. 1 in the Emirates ATP Rankings.
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Federer beating peak Novak just further proves my theory. The big 4 has still a few prime years ahead of them, that is ofcourse if Rafa stays injury free.
 

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Also this:

Janko Tipsarevic on @DjokerNole: “If you ask me personally, his goal, even though it seems far from now, is to pass Federer.”

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He says it like 4 times a year. Don't expect best ever clay results though, fatigue is gonna catch up, he also said he feels tired. It can only go downhill from now.
 

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I am at my home base here in Monaco, where I spend a lot of time when I’m not at the tournaments

NID.

Federer and Rafa live in Switzerland and Spain and pay their country's taxes. While Djokovivc lives where you basically don't pay taxes.

Good choice.
 

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I am at my home base here in Monaco, where I spend a lot of time when I’m not at the tournaments

NID.

Federer and Rafa live in Switzerland and Spain and pay their country's taxes. While Djokovivc lives where you basically don't pay taxes.

Good choice.
Who gives a shit where he pays his taxes or what he does with his money? Do you even realize how much money he gave/donated to Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia just last year? If I remember correctly when he won Rome last year he donated the whole amount (almost 800,000 euros) to former Yugoslav provinces because of floods ... not good enough?

Canadians pay the highest taxes in the world. Trust me, almost 40% of my paycheck goes 'who knows where' :)
 

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Canadians pay the highest taxes in the world. Trust me, almost 40% of my paycheck goes 'who knows where' :)
Probably funds killing seals :p

Well, at least you're not funding 'freedom' like your good neighbours.

Just kidding, bru.
 

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Federer beating peak Novak just further proves my theory. The big 4 has still a few prime years ahead of them, that is ofcourse if Rafa stays injury free.
Let's face it, Nole did not play at his best in Dubai. In any case, the truth is that Fed's level at his prime was so high that even after decline he is still able to beat the current #1 sometimes.
 

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Also this:

Janko Tipsarevic on @DjokerNole: “If you ask me personally, his goal, even though it seems far from now, is to pass Federer.”

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Nothing bad about aiming high, no matter the odds. That's a good motivation.
 

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Let's face it, Nole did not play at his best in Dubai. In any case, the truth is that Fed's level at his prime was so high that even after decline he is still able to beat the current #1 sometimes.
Nice subjective analyse. I can do nothing but to start another cycle using primary results Baby Djokovic achieved vs Federer. Where do we end?
Most elite expert analysts here like meself know for a fact that Federer-Djokovic matches are never predictable, no matter the age.
20 year old Djokovic was serving for the first and second set against Federer 2007 USO final. Its a never ending cicle.

I personally would enjoy peak Djokovic vs peak Federer the most out all rivalries, because I would have no clue who would come on top, except on AO and clay. Federer would pose a great challenge on grass and USO. Prime Djokovic vs Prime Federer USO 2010/2011 was one of the best matches I have seen.
Djokovic was 23 years old still a bit green vs Federer 28 of age, still considered prime even by todays unusual standards.

Take it or leave it as I dont want to start another never ending cycling. I believe Federer is still in prime, in 2 years when Djokovic and Nadal challenge teh slam record, Federer will play at his absolute peak again.
 

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Federer beating peak Novak just further proves my theory. The big 4 has still a few prime years ahead of them, that is ofcourse if Rafa stays injury free.
You're basing a theory on one match. Why don't you base your theory on the 25 matches Djokovic has won this year? Novak's not declining for another 3-4 years at least.
 

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Nice subjective analyse. I can do nothing but to start another cycle using primary results Baby Djokovic achieved vs Federer. Where do we end?
Most elite expert analysts here like meself know for a fact that Federer-Djokovic matches are never predictable, no matter the age.
20 year old Djokovic was serving for the first and second set against Federer 2007 USO final. Its a never ending cicle.

I personally would enjoy peak Djokovic vs peak Federer the most out all rivalries, because I would have no clue who would come on top, except on AO and clay. Federer would pose a great challenge on grass and USO. Prime Djokovic vs Prime Federer 2010/2011 was one of the best matches I have seen.
Djokovic was 23 years old still a bit green vs Federer 28 of age, still considered prime even by todays unusual standards.

Take it or leave it as I dont want to start another never ending cycling. I believe Federer is still in prime, in 2 years when Djokovic and Nadal challenge teh slam record, Federer will play at his absolute peak again.
General consensus of MTF:

AO: Rebound Ace - Federer in 4
Plexicushion - Djokovic in 5

FO - Federer in 4

Wimbledon - Federer in 3/4

US - Federer in 4
 
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