World No. 1 Novak Djokovic claims he has moved on from failing to capture a Calendar Grand Slam at the US Open. Djokovic failed to become the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same year after losing to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.
At the Paris Masters, Djokovic beat Medvedev to win his sixth Paris title and clinch a record seventh year-end No. 1 finish. "I closed the calendar Slam chapter really. I felt a tremendous pressure, an unprecedented experience in my life, during the Slam season.
I moved on from that. I did what I came here to do in Paris, clinch the n°1 position and win the trophy," Djokovic claimed after the Paris final, per Tennis Majors. Djokovic showed his respect for the legends of the game.
"I consider myself as a student of this sport and I admire people who paved the way before me, they made the Tour as it is, so I'm grateful. When I surpass a champion, like Sampras, it means a world to me and it's a surreal feeling," Djokovic insisted.
Djokovic, 34, still motivated to get better and improve
"I'm not as young as Medvedev and this generation, but I feel well and inspired enough to continue my progression," Djokovic added. "I've always been honest enough to say that I was inspired by beating records.
The Slams, the Masters 1000 are the one who count the more in tennis." Medvedev has turned into one of Djokovic's biggest rival and the Serb has nothing but great respect for the Russian. "Daniil is : big serve, moves well for his height, and no hole in his game.
He always makes you play and has ways to come back into the point from difficult positions. His movements are fantastic. You see his devotion on daily basis. A nice guy, all-around player," Djokovic said.