Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic's confidence is high despite him not having won a tournament in 2014 prior to the beginning of the BNP Paribas Open. Usually by this time of the season has won at least one tennis tournament let along played in a tournament final but this year is different as Novak Djokovic has not made a final. In 2014 Novak Djokovic has lost to Roger Federer in the semifinals of the Dubai Open and in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open to Stanislas Wawrinka. The losses while not enjoyed by Novak Djokovic have done little to impact his confidence as he understands that he has to make little 'tweaks' to his mental approach to different points in his matches.
Novak Djokovic is changing things in his camp and the way he approaches the tennis season in 2014. This season he has reduced his early season schedule as he did not participate in the Davis Cup after the Australian Open because he felt he needed to recharge the batteries mentally in preparation for the back to back tournaments starting in California and then moving to Miami the week after.
In addition to Novak Djokovic playing in fewer tournaments this talented tennis player who is also considered one of the funniest people on the tennis circuit added a new coach, tennis legend Boris Becker and they are still learning how to work with one another. The one thing that Novak Djokovic and Boris Becker will have in common is that they understand what is like to be the best player in the world and the mental toughness and stamina required to compete at such a high level on a consistent basis.
Novak Djokovic is defined in large part by his confidence in his abilities and that is a product of his preparation and how he feels about his game. The fact that Novak Djokovic expressed in recent interviews that he feels confident about his game prior to the BNP Paribas Open is a great thing for him and his fans and a bad thing for his opponents because it was at this tournament in 2007 that he made his breakthrough as a player and became one of the dominant players in the world.
Tennis fans should not be surprised to see a confident Novak Djokovic return to his winning form at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells as it is one of his favourites and holds memories of good times throughout his career.