Novak Djokovic pleased with court condition

Novak Djokovic celebrates defeating Paul-Henri Mathieu at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 13, 2013
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Novak Djokovic says that he likes the conditions on the Rod Laver Arena because it is well-suited to his game.

World number one Novak Djokovic has said that conditions at the Australian Open are "perfect for [his] game".

The defending champion has not dropped a set on his way to a fourth-round encounter with 15th seed Stanislas Wawrinka, leaving Djokovic pleased with how the court on Rod Laver is in sync with his particular style of play.

"It's the first Grand Slam of the year and first big tournament of the year. Most of the players are coming in fresh," said Djokovic.

"I also like the conditions here, especially in the centre court, it's perfect for my game. I just like it. It's working well for me."

The Serbian, who holds a winning 10-2 record over Wawrinka, said that he is wary of the Swiss number two's serve ahead of their match in Melbourne.

"Stan is a great player," added Djokovic. "He's very strong, has a big serve and can play equally well on hard courts, clay courts and grass. It's going to be a tough one for both us."

Djokovic is bidding for his fourth Australian Open title.

Stanislas Wawrinka hits a return shot during his third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship on January 18, 2013
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