Novak Djokovic is confident that he will be able to better the number of grand slams won by Roger Federer, in the near future. the Serbian, who clinched the world number one title at the year end, said that he truly believed in his abilities to overthrow Roger Federer’s perch on the top of the most number of grand slam titles own list.
Novak Djokovic in his exclusive interview with Vojin Velickovic of Sportski Zurnal, during the ATP World Tour Finals in London, revealed that he had his sights set on the Federer record and was desperate to break it. “Yes, I believe so. I really want it”, Novak Djokovic said. “I don’t know if it will happen, but I am confident that it might”, he added.
Djokovic is thirty one years of age, whereas Roger Federer is thirty seven now. Djokovic is six grand slam titles short of Roger Federer’s tally. “It depends on many different factors. First, it depends on how long I will play”, continued Djokovic. “Secondly, we will see how long I will be able to compete at such a high level and how long my body and mind will hold up. Right now, I believe that I have very good chances to keep up with all those things”, he said.
“I do believe in my ability, but only time will tell if I can really achieve such an incredible goal”, said the Serbian. Djokovic also dwelled on his amazing season that transpired in the second half of 2018. “The run is phenomenal”, said Djokovic. “I mean, I’m very grateful that I managed to turn things around that drastically in a way because I was 22 in the world, and I wasn’t playing even close to my best. To know that I ended the year at No. 1, of course, unfortunately due also to Nadal’s injury, but the way I played in the last five, six months, just makes me very proud”, he said.
Djokovic will take a few week’s of deserved break from tennis, and will feature late in December as he joins Rafael Nadal for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, in his preparation for the Australian Open.