"One of the best years. I wouldn't say the best, but one of the best," suggested the top seed in Turin, who is currently on a 52-5 match record in 2023 and hasn't lost since Wimbledon.
"The fact that I've won three out of four slams and played a final the fourth and it's still not the best year of my life, it's quite nice to have that kind of situation.
"2011, 2015, in those years, I won more matches, I played more tournaments. I was feeling very dominant on the tour.
"It's quite different circumstances this year comparing to all the other years because I played, what 11 tournaments (so far) this year. I played very well - least of anybody. I just managed to peak at the right tournaments, at the right time. That's what matters to me really."
The Turin crowd will be treated to an absolute blockbuster on Tuesday with Djokovic pitched against home hero Jannik Sinner in the evening session.