But Djokovic fears Thiem and Nadal may stop him defending his crown in Melbourne.
“I’m still not sure I can do it because it depends on both Nadal and Thiem and how things will go from today until the end of the year, as well as at the next Australian Open, but I’m in a great position,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic is in action at the Vienna Open this week alongside a host of other top 10 stars.
“The field is extremely strong,” Djokovic explained.” The quality of matches from the first round will be very, very high.
“You have six out of the top 10 players playing here at an ATP 500 event.