Novak Djokovic is oozing confidence at the moment and should have few problems against Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon second round on Thursday.
Djokovic has made no secret of his desire to win Wimbledon this year and the third seed made an emphatic start to the tournament two days ago, crushing Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-1, 6-1.
Djokovic has appeared more relaxed and confident than ever going into this slam and he revealed that he has relished the opportunity to stay in a house during this tournament rather than the usual hotel room.
"As soon as the tournament starts, you're spending most of the time on the courts or, you know, watching tennis on the TV, just trying to save as much energy as you can, try to focus, try to get your body in best possible shape for the upcoming challenges, upcoming matches," Djokovic commented. "I think what's very nice about this tournament is that you have the opportunity to stay in a house. Most of the players are staying around this area. There's a lot of beautiful nature, beautiful parks. So it's great. Fresh air is really important sometimes to get out of the city."
He will be strong favourite against the big serving South African Anderson who only finished his first round match yesterday evening after the poor weather which has plagued the tournament so far.
Anderson eventually battled past Illya Marchenko 6-7, 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. He has the luxury of going into this match knowing he's beaten Djokovic in the past, a stunning 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 win in Miami three years ago. However the Serb has beaten him twice in straight sets this year and should make it three this afternoon.