Novak Djokovic has done his best to play down his winning chances at the Rogers Cup ahead of his first ATP Tour outing since Wimbledon.
The world number one – who boasts an incredible 48-3 win-loss record in 2015 – has not played since triumphing at the All England Club nearly a month ago, and does not feel he is favourite to take a fourth title in Montreal.
“I feel like I’m in the same position as any other player who’s trying to win the title,” Djokovic said.
“That’s my approach for this tournament.”
He added: “I’m very happy to have been successful on the hard courts at the beginning of the year in Australia, Indian Wells and Miami.
“I hope to do well here. It’s not an easy draw and we all have the same chances of winning.
“Especially at this tournament, the first match can be difficult. I think that my past experiences will help me.
“I’m always excited to come to Montreal.
“It’s a magnificent city. I have great memories here since I won twice. In 2007, it was one of my biggest wins. It gave me a lot of confidence.
“It proved to me that I could be on the court and rival the best players in the world. That’s what I always remember when I come back to Montreal.”