Djokovic: ‘I can beat Slam ti­tles and world num­ber one record’

Kuwait Times - - Sports -

PARIS: No­vak Djokovic said he is con­fi­dent he will end his ca­reer as the great­est Grand Slam ti­tle win­ner of all time and break the record for weeks in the world num­ber one spot. The Serb has 17 ma­jors, three back from the record of Roger Fed­erer’s 20 and two be­hind the 19 of Rafael Nadal. Be­fore the coronaviru­s brought the 2020 sea­son to a halt, Djokovic had cap­tured an eighth Aus­tralian Open and was on an 18-0 win­ning streak for the year.

“I think that I still have things to do in this sport. I be­lieve that I can win the most Slams and break the record for most weeks at No. 1. Those are def­i­nitely my clear goals,” Djokovic told the ‘In Depth with Graham Bensinger’ TV show. Djokovic has been on top of the rank­ings for a com­bined to­tal of 282 weeks. Fed­erer leads the way on 310 with the long-re­tired Pete Sam­pras on 286. How­ever, time is com­fort­ably on the side of Djokovic who will cel­e­brate his 33rd birth­day on May 22. Fed­erer will be 39 in Au­gust while Nadal turns 34 in June. Djokovic even sees him­self still play­ing at 40.

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