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'Wimbledon always gives me goosebumps, it's the dream tournament' admits Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic says he hasn't allowed himself to enjoy his Roland Garros victory yet as he wants to keep riding the wave of confidence at his 'dream tournament' Wimbledon.

Djokovic has won both Grand Slams so far this year in Australia and Paris and is potentially on course not only for a calendar Grand Slam success of winning all four majors but also a potential Golden Slam with an Olympic singles title on top.

It's a feat that only Steffi Graf has ever achieved, but with current form and confidence at a high, the Serbian has admitted it is something he has on his mind.

To achieve it, Djokovic first needs to defend his 2019 Wimbledon title, and he will face British youngster Jack Draper in his first round match on Centre Court.

The world number one says he's 'turned the page' and is now focusing all of his attention on the tournament he used to dream of winning as a seven-year-old.

“The confidence run is there. The level of confidence is pretty high," said Djokovic.

"Obviously winning the two majors this year, playing very well in Roland Garros. That tournament took a lot out of me I think mentally and physically and emotionally.

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"It also granted me with an incredible amount of positive energy and confidence that created a wave that I’m trying to ride, so to say.

“I did not allow myself, I cannot allow myself, to enjoy that victory too much because four days later after I won the title I was on the grass courts training.

"I didn’t have too much time really to reflect on what has happened in Paris. That’s how it is. That’s the tennis season and tennis schedule. I turn the next page."

Djokovic has won Wimbledon five times, including the last two times in 2018 and 2019, with the 2020 championships being cancelled due to coronavirus, and he says playing on the All England courts gives him goosebumps.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to do as well here in Wimbledon as I have in ’18 and ’19. I’ve been on the run on these courts. I love being here," said Djokovic.

"It’s the dream tournament. Has always been a dream tournament for me when I was a seven-year-old dreaming to win the Wimbledon. It always gives me goosebumps walking onto these courts and inspires me to play my best.”

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