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Novak Djokovic has now made it 22 victories in a row after he claimed the Internazional BNL d’Italia for a fourth time.
Djokovic was dominant as he got the better of Roger Federer 64 63 and he believes he is playing as well as his great year of 2011.
“Over the years I’ve managed to understand how to confront with the fear and how to overcome it,” he said. “I’ve done things the proper way to face the fear. I did go through several situation in my life and on the court when I was failing where I was doubting my self but those particular failures made me successful.I think it’s important to believe in yourself and face the fear in every situation, sometimes it takes out the best of you.
“The fact that I have managed to win so many matches in a row gives me a reason to believe I can do it again – something present in my conscience. I want to keep going as long as I can, I don’t want to think over fear or everything else can be an obstacle and interrupt this streak. I always try to do my best no matter what is the tournament, this kind of mindset has helped me to be where I am.
“Can I can repeat what I’ve done in 2011? I don’t know, there are things out of your control, that you can influence is the present and how you can get in the position to do well in the future. Hopefully this mindset is going to take me far in the Roland Garros that has been a priority for me so far.”
Djokovic has yet to win the French Open title thanks largely to Rafael Nadal’s dominance and the Serbian insists he will not be doing anything differently over the next week.
“It gives me a great deal of satisfaction the fact that I won these tournaments,” he said after adding to the 2008, 2011 and 2014 Rome titles in his collection. “I don’t think that I need to gear up or do anything special in order to be successful at the Roland Garros. I have been very close to that title before, played several finals, I just need to continue preparing myself for that event as I prepare for any other and try to keep the routine going and hope it will take me where I want to be.”