Novak Djokovic returns to the BNP Paribas Open as the World No. 1 and defending champion, but
enters with the mentality that he’s part of the chasing pack.
“I believe that the right mindset is to always try to be a part of that group of the players that is going
to win the title, going to hunt that title, and that every year is different,” said the Serbian on Friday in
Indian Wells. “I'm not really trying to position myself as a defending champion, because then defending
is not really something that I want to have. I always try to get that aggressive approach.”
“I still have the same daily routine, same approach to my career, to the life that I'm having,” he added.
“I don't consider myself being in the top of the world, being untouchable or unbeatable. That's out of
the question. I always try to give my 100 per cent on every practice that I have. I always wanted to
have the positive mindset in preparing well for every event, for every season. I think that helps me to
stay committed and focused on what I need to do. My job is to play tennis, to win matches and try to
win as many titles as possible.”