Melbourne: Novak Djokovic's next goal is to match the records of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal after winning a record ninth title at the Australian Open, taking his overall Grand Slam title to 18. The 33-year-old Djokovic from Serbia has high regard for Federer and Nadal, who have won the same 20 Grand Slam titles in men's singles. Djokovic is two titles away from matching them but he also knows that these two giants are not yet done.
Djokovic said - they have already created history. He has left an indelible mark in our game. He said - do I think about winning more Grand Slams and breaking records? I certainly think so. Until I retire, my focus and energy will remain focused on winning more and more Grand Slam titles. Djokovic beat Denil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 in successive sets in the final over Melbourne Park on Sunday.
The world number one tennis player said- I think 99.9 percent of the players start dreaming of racket from childhood what they have to achieve and the dream is to win the Grand Slam title. He said- I am not feeling old or tired, but I know that things are not the same for me on biological and real basis as it was 10 years ago.
With his ninth title at the Australian Open, Djokovic sealed his top position in the ATP rankings by March 8. He would then have completed 311 weeks in his career at the number one ranking, one more than Federer's total. Djokovic said - When you play to become number one, you have to play the entire season, you have to play well. You have to play in all tournaments. Now I would like to change it a little bit which means I have to adjust my calendar as well.