Novak Djokovic, spoke to Novosti on his intentions on chasing down Roger’s tally of grand slam titles. Djokovic is out for the rest of the 2017, and is expected to return in 2018, in Brisbane. Djokovic has had an uneventful year, with injury and form issues restricting his path to doing well in big tournaments. The Serbian is just one of the many top ten players who have had injury related breaks in 2017. The Djokovic motivation to go on a record-breaking spree is strangely absent.
Novak Djokovic, who completed a calendar grand slam in 2016, will look to do well when he returns to Melbourne in 2018. However, he says he is not motivated by chasing down any records. When specifically asked about overtaking Roger Federer’s grand slam record, he said-‘I have motivations, but not to chase anyone, but to prove myself that I can do even more better’. He also added, – ‘my parents often told me that I have to believe in myself and never stop working and fighting. No matter how hard or whatever the circumstances are. You will only fail when you stop trying.’
Novak Djokovic is fourth on the list of most number of grand slam titles won, behind Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Pete Sampras.
On his coaching staff, Djokovic has confirmed that Andre Agassi will be spearheading the team. However, he is looking for another coach to help the American out. ‘There are several names I’m thinking about,’ he said. ‘I can’t reveal who it is, because there are many factors that need to be matched. But I can tell you what profile would best suit me.’ He also added, ‘It’s a former player who had an enviable career and who managed to get the most from him at all times. ‘Who was not No. 1, but was smart enough, wise and persistent to always give 100%. By the way, it’s someone whose life values are in line with mine.’
Novak Djokovic’s return will be something to look out for in 2018, as we hope he makes a headline comeback, as big as Rafa and Roger did this year.