Djokovic looking to move on
Novak Djokovic insists he is happy with his form this year despite failing to hit the heights of his incredible season in 2011.
The 24-year-old won 42 consecutive matches at the start of last year, only suffering his first defeat to Roger Federer at the French Open. But he has already lost four times this year, including a shock quarter-final defeat to fellow Serb Janko Tipsaravic in last week's Madrid Masters. The world number one made it clear after his exit in the Spanish capital that he was far from happy with the blue clay surface they had been forced to play on and, along with Rafael Nadal, has threatened to boycott the event next year if the organisers do not decide to return to red clay. Djokovic managed to beat Nadal in two clay-court finals in 2011 and he will defend his Rome Masters title this week. Despite having tasted defeat more than he would have hoped, the five-time Grand Slam winner is still happy with the state of his game and insists that he prefers to look ahead to the next event and not dwell on anything negative that may have happened "This year so far for me has been great and I have already won a Grand Slam and Miami," he told reporters in Rome. "Obviously I set high standards for myself with 2011, how it was in the first six months, but I never compare and I wanted really to focus on each and every tournament that I play in." Djokovic claimed the year's first Grand Slam at the Australian Open and will soon have a chance to win the one member of the quartet of majors that has eluded him so far at Roland Garros. Nadal will be favourite to win another title in Paris, but the Monte Carlo resident is confident in his own game and ready for another tilt at glory. "Physically and mentally I am fine. I am where I wanted to be," he added. "I am number one in the world and I am winning Grand Slams. I love the challenge and I will now have to work harder to stay where I am."