Novak Djokovic, 35, indicates he won't be retiring anytime soon

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Novak Djokovic, 35, indicates he won't be retiring anytime soon

Novak Djokovic has indicated he plans on playing at least a couple of more years as he has underlined that he is "no hurry" to end his career. Djokovic, 35, is still a strong force in the men's game as this past Sunday he defeated Nick Kyrgios to lift his seventh Wimbledon title.

Djokovic holds the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 and he now also has 21 Grand Slams in his collection. Djokovic is limited because of his vaccine stance but he is still hoping to beat Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam race and finish with the most Grand Slams.

“I don’t feel I’m in a hurry to finish my career in a year or two,” Djokovic said, per Tennishead. “Thinking about it. I want to keep my body healthy because that is necessary to continue at this level”.

Djokovic: This year hasn't been easy

Djokovic didn't get a chance to compete at the Australian Open after his visa was revoked and he was deported from the country. The Australia visa saga and the aftermath of it left Djokovic in a tough place and it took him time to heal and start enjoying himself again on the court.

Djokovic didn't look like his usual self in his first few tournaments of the season but now he is resembling much of the player that has been dominating the game for the past decade and a half. "This year has not been the same as the previous years,” Djokovic said.

“It started as it did and it affected me a lot. The first months of the year were very hard for me. I did not feel good. My mental and emotional part was not in a good place. I wanted to play, but at the same time, when I jumped on the court in Dubai, I felt a lot of pressure and I didn’t feel good on the court.

At that moment I realized that this was going to be tough, but sooner or later my best would come back tennis."