Novak Djokovic, ruthless ruler of the tennis world in recent times, has said he does not feel "invincible or untouchable" despite the expected stream of titles that extend to Indian Wellls, first Masters 1,000 of the season.
"I think at the top of the world, or untouchable or unbeatable. That's out of the equation. Always try to give a hundred percent in every workout, I always keep a positive mindset to prepare each tournament, each season," said Djokovic in his press conference prior to the tournament California.
The Serbian, who has won four of the last five tournaments of 'Grand Slam' and amassed an impressive 70-6 mark last year, confessed "very, very proud" of the "consistency" that has been granting its game. "But the greatest success was won Wimbledon tournament because he had always dreamed," he revealed.
Being located on the top of the world "is always added pressure and expectations," but it is something that "you must understand," explained Djokovic, who will try to validate title in Indian Wells after beating in last year's final to Rafael Nadal (4 - 6, 6-3, 6-2).
"It's always good to get back to a place where I have done so well in the past five years, playing finals and winning two titles. The conditions here are well suited to my style of play. The track is always a little slower and I prefer it, so I'm looking forward to playing this week, "he analyzed.
Petra Kvitova (RCH/N.3) to Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (RCH) 6-1, 6-3.
Li Na (CHI) to Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) 3-6, 6 - 3, 6-3.
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL/N.5) Sorana Cirstea (RUM) 6-2, 6-4.
Angelique Kerber (ALE/N.18) Sloane Stephens (USA) 2-6, 7 - 5, 6-4.
Victoria Azarenka (BIE/N.1) Mona Barthel (GER) 6-4, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6).
Vera Zvonareva (RUS / 9) Kimiko Date- Krumm (JAP) 6-3, 6-4.
Vania King (USA) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS/N.13) 6-4, 6-4.
Flavia Pennetta (ITA/N.27) to Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP ) 6-3, 6-4.
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS/N.25) to Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) 6-3, 2-0 and neglect.
Klara Zakopalova (RCH) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK/N.19) 6 -3, 6-7 (7), 6-3.
Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP/N.24) to Sania Mirza (IND) 6-2, 7-5.
Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS) to Yanina Wickmayer (BEL / N 22) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Zheng Jie (CHI/N.31) to Michaella Krajicek (NED) 6-1, 6-3.
Christina McHale (USA/N.32) Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-3, 7-5.
Jamie Hampton (USA) Jelena Jankovic (SER/N.12) 6-4, 6-3.
Julia Goerges (ALE/N.14) Elena Baltacha (GBR) 6 -3, 6-2.