Djokovic sets sights on elusive French Open
The season resumes next weekend with Serbia’s Davis Cup tie against Belgium, which was why Djokovic flew home early so he could celebrate with the people closest to him.
“In life you don’t get many opportunities to win Grand Slams. As a tennis player, that’s a pinnacle of the ambitions and of the success,” he said. “So I (will) try to enjoy it for a few days with the people I love the most _ family, friends and team.”
Djokovic apologized to reporters for skipping Monday’s traditional post-victory news conference.
“The main reason is because I want to get to Europe as quick as possible so I can be ready for the Davis Cup tie,” said Djokovic, who led Serbia to its first and only Davis Cup title in 2010. “I hope I find your understanding for that.”
After he wrapped up his media obligations, he went online at about 4:30 a.m. to post a note of thanks to his fans.
“My dear friends,” he wrote in a personal blog post that he also tweeted. “(I’m) laying in bed now and thinking `Novak, you are 4 times AO champion,’ That’s quite something, right? I will have to repeat it in my mind for a while to sink in.”
“This is just the start of the year!” Djokovic wrote, ahead of catching his flight. “Plenty of things ahead of us, starting from tomorrow morning. … Stay tuned.”