Paris Masters 2012: Novak Djokovic looking forward to resting up

Paris Masters 2012: World No2 Novak Djokovic is looking forward to resting up after being beaten by Sam Querrey in France

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Novak Djokovic is guaranteed to finish the year as world No1 Photo: Marianne Bevis

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Novak Djokovic admits he is looking forward to some time away from the court after the world No2 was dumped out of the Paris Masters by Sam Querrey on Wednesday.

The Serb won the first set with ease but world No23 Querrey fought back to claim a 0-6 7-6 (7-5) 6-4 victory and book his place in the third round in France.

But despite the defeat, Djokovic – who is guaranteed to finish the year as the world No1 – says he has not been feeling at his best and will relish a rest ahead of the ATP World Tour Finals in London next week.

“I was concerned about how long I can keep that level, since physically I’m not feeling very good in last couple of days,” said Djokovic.

“When you’re playing somebody that hits, that serves that well in the corners, there is nothing you can do.

“During the second set I already felt that physically I’m down, and I struggled every game.

“It’s unfortunate, but on the brighter side, I have a little bit more time to rest because I had really difficult period in the last couple of weeks. Some things happened and [there are] a lot of things on my mind.”

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