Novak Djokovic: Other tournaments are less important, just preparation for Majors



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Novak Djokovic: Other tournaments are less important, just preparation for Majors

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has underlined that his goal for the rest of his career is to win as many Grand Slams as possible and to try to lead Serbia to more Davis Cup Finals. Djokovic, who captured three Grand Slams titles in 2021, is now tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list as each have 20 Majors in their collection.

In 2010, Djokovic led Serbia to their first and lone Davis Cup title. "Before the start of this season I was saying that my main goal was to achieve the historic No. 1 ranking -- which I did -- and that my focus for the rest of the career is to play well at the Grand Slam level and to play for my country.

That's my main motivation. In this stage of my career all the other tournaments are less important and they are only a preparation for the Grand Slams or the Davis Cup," Djokovic told Serbian newspaper Blic.

Filip Krajinovic hopes Djokovic will lead them to another Davis Cup trophy

Djokovic is set to lead Serbia at this year's Davis Cup Finals.

“I would like to use the next three tournaments to raise my game before the Davis Cup”, Krajinovic told Serbian daily newspaper Blic.. “We are going there with all the best players, so our goal is to lift the trophy, just like we did in 2010.

Novak is with us, so we are surely not going there to lose. We made an agreement to play, all of us, we are eager to get that trophy." Serbia will play Austria and Germany in group stage. Austria will be without Dominic Thiem, while Germany won't have Alexander Zverev.

“Without them, it is clear that Germany and Austria are significantly weaker, and we have our best possible line-up. The world No 1 is on our side and we are going there to win. Usually, the success with the national team boosts our individual careers as well, so we are hoping that is going to be the case again now, before the 2022 season," Krajinovic added.