As soon as the Novak Djokovic stepped on to the Center Court to play this year's Men's Singles final at Wimbledon on Sunday, he understood why he needed to win a further Grand Slam title.
For the second year running, Djokovic managed to steal rival, Roger Federer's thunder, and chance for an eighth record win at Wimbledon, after almost three hours of nail-biting tennis play.
"As soon as I played the first point in the center court as defending champion this year, I understood why this tournament is so special and understood that this is where I belong. This is a time for me to get a trophy again," Djokovic told CNBC's Carolin Roth the day after securing the title.
"Even though it's the third title, it feels like the first one to me, because it's always so special to win at Wimbledon."
"It's probably my best season. 2011 was so far until now, the best season results-wise. This year has been incredible, with marriage and fatherhood as well. I'm just completely satisfied and a happy person. That's why I think I'm at the peak of my career and my life, and that's why I try to be grateful and nurture every second of it."