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'I have maybe played the best tennis of my life this season,' says Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic says he 'might have played the best tennis of his life' this season.

The world number one has been in imperious mood right from the start of the year, where he brilliantly led Serbia to success in the inaugural ATP Cup followed by winning his 17th Grand Slam title in Australia.

He has not managed to add to his Grand Slam haul since then, although circumstances more than anything else conspired against him.

He was the victim of a cruel slice of misfortune that resulted in his defaulting from the US Open, and then ran into Rafael Nadal playing arguably his greatest ever match in the French Open final earlier this month.

However, despite those setbacks, Djokovic believes he can place this season among his best ever, and it's tough to disagree.

“There is a little regret because I have not won a trophy in New York or Paris since I have been in extraordinary form for both," Novak Djokovic told the press in Serbia.

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"At the French Open I have had a much better opponent in the finals and I was not at my level.

"In New York there was this unfortunate incident, but I have won both Cincinnati and Rome.

“If we don’t count the default, I have lost only one match this year, so I am free to say that I am maybe playing the tennis of my life.

"The season is what it is, with the break and everything, but I have won a lot of matches, so I can compare this year with 2011 and 2015."

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