Novak Djokovic confident ahead of US Open

Novak Djokovic of Serbia acknowledges the crowd after his win over David Goffin of Belgium during the Western & Southern Open on August 15, 2013
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World number one Novak Djokovic insists that he is feeling confident ahead of the US Open following an indifferent run of form.

World number one Novak Djokovic has insisted that his confidence is high ahead of the US Open.

The Serbian has failed to win any of the last six tournaments that he has competed in following April's victory at the Monte Carlo Masters.

"You go through these periods, but my confidence is still there," Djokovic is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "This is a Grand Slam, so it is different from any other event. I love playing Grand Slams.

"I have a very good record at the US Open in the last five or six years, so I really look forward to it."

Djokovic, who won the US Open in 2011, has been drawn to face Lithuanian world number 112 Ricardas Berankis in round one of this year's event.

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1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060