3/22/13 12:37 AM | Johan Lindahl
Novak Djokovic is not not alarmed in the least by the absences at the Miami Masters of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with the world No. 1 quite prepared to take up the slack in charisma for the 10-day event.
The Serb, who will remain in the US an extra week in early April for a Davis Cup quarter-final in the little-known start of Idaho in the west, is carrying the load in Miami with Federer taking a pre-planned training break and Rafael Nadal resting his knees after winning the Indian Wells Masters.
Defending champion Djokovic, seeded ahead of number two and 2012 finalist Andy Murray is making the best of the situation. "I look forward to this tournament, I've had plenty of success here in last five, six years. It's the first Masters title that I won in 2007. I'm sure that even without them we will have a great tournament."
Djokovic said that a few training sessions had gotten him adjust to the humid, hot conditions. "These weather conditions are different from Indian Wells, which is normal. It's not the first time I'm in Miami .I've had plenty of success in the past. That gives me a reason to believe I can do well again in this tournament."
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