Having remained sidelined for almost six months with an elbow injury, the 30-year-old made a successful comeback by thrashing world number five Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 in the exhibition event at the Kooyong Classic in Melbourne today.
"It was a fantastic test for me to see where I am, to see what we have done as a team and whether it works on the court and it works pretty well. Especially the serve - that was the biggest question mark because of the elbow, that shot in my game was compromised," the Guardian quoted Djokovic, as saying.
"I don't want to be over-confident but I'm very, very happy with the way it went today," he added.
With the win, the 12-time Grand Slam champion's chances of playing in the first major of the season - Australian Open- have also boosted.
Though Djokovic said that his preparation for the season-opening Grand Slam tournament was not ideal, he believes it would be enough if he plays one more tournament ahead of heading into the Melbourne Park.
"It's the first time in my career that I've had such a long break.Never needed the help of Tennis Australia' says Bernard Tomic. It would be ideal if I got another tournament under my belt before the Australian Open but my elbow wasn't ready but I'm going to take whatever I can," he said.
The former world number one will aim to clinch his sixth Australian Open title when the tournament gets underway at Melbourne Park starting on January 15.
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