US Open 2013: Novak Djokovic thrilled to produce his best tennis
US Open 2013: Novak Djokovic expresses his delight at his current form after breezing past Marcel Granollers in the fourth round
Novak Djokovic could not hide his delight at his impressive form after destroying Marcel Granollers 6-3 6-0 6-0 to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
The world No1 took just 79 minutes to brush aside the Spaniard and book his place in the last eight at Flushing Meadows.
And the 26-year-old, who was a losing finalist to Andy Murray in New York last year, is thrilled with his ruthless form.
“I had some great matches in the past that I can compare with this one today but definitely today, in the second and third set, that was some of the best tennis that I’ve played on Arthur Ashe in my career,” said top seed Djokovic.
“It all comes at a great time for me. It was something I was wishing to be more aggressive as the tournament progresses and to be able to stay committed to play every point, to win every point, regardless of what’s the score.
“So I’m very happy with my mental state, how I feel physically, and the way I played. It’s definitely coming at the best possible time.”
Djokovic faces 21st seed Mikhail Youzhny for a place in the last four in New York after the Russian battled to a five-set victory over Lleyton Hewitt.
Asked if the fact his next opponent could be drained from a testing match ahead of their quarter-final clash, Djokovic replied: “It probably pays its toll, the fact they have played five-setters and they are coming in tired in the matches.
“But I really don’t try to pay attention on my opponents during the matches. I have this very determined vision of what I need to do on the court.
“My goal is to win the matches whoever I play against.”