Tennis star Novak Djokovic has a residence in Monte Carlo and considers it his home and as such the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters tournament is very 'special' to him because he is already a very competitive individual and no one wants to lose when playing at home in front of family and friends. So far in the tournament he has displayed exceptional form in his path to the semi-finals of this clay court tournament in which he will play the formidable Roger Federer.
Novak Djokovic is at the tournament after having won the Sony Open in Miami in impressive fashion over Rafael Nadal and he enters his upcoming semifinal match having displayed his impressive fitness and concentration in eliminating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, after having lost the first set.
For tennis fans Novak Djokovic is arguably one of the more enjoyable players to watch because he plays the game with so much passion and does not take himself too seriously. His zest for life can be seen in the imitations of other players he has been known to do for the crowd before matches or his willingness to converse and laugh. He enters the court with a smile while many of his competitors look like they are going to a visit with a dentist rather than play tennis.
Endorsers line up to have him consider representing their products and yet fans and tennis insiders sometimes forget that he is not a machine and his constant winning of tournaments and matches is a result of an insatiable work ethic and discipline that he masks with his fun loving personality and great smile.
Novak Djokovic is currently playing his best tennis of the year and as such fans should not be surprised if he finishes the Monte Carlo Rolex tournament in the winners circle. This tournament is "more special to him than others' so fans should get prepare themselves for the possibility of him winning the tournament and celebrating just a little more than usual in front of his friends and family as they watch him at 'home'.