Novak Djokovic confirmed there are no plans to retire at his part and jokingly stated that he is going to play pro tennis for another 23 or 24 years. Djokovic clinched his 24th Grand Slam title after beating Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.
Djokovic, who turned 36 in May, made the finals in all four Grand Slams this year and captured three Major titles. Since Djokovic is still very healthy and a dominant force in the game, the Serb doesn't see any reason to stop now.
“I feel good in my own body. I still feel I got the support of my environment, of my team, of my family. Knowing that I play at such a high level still and I win the biggest tournaments in this sport, I don’t want to leave this sport if I’m still at the top, you know, if I’m still playing the way I’m playing.
Eventually one day I will leave tennis in about 23, 24 years. And there is going to be new young players coming up. Until then, I guess you’ll see me a bit more," Djokovic said.
Djokovic not chasing a specific Slam number
When Djokovic won his 23rd Grand Slam title at the French Open, he set a new record for the most Slam titles in men's tennis.
Djokovic, who has since pushed his record to 24 Grand Slams, claims he is not chasing a specific number of Major titles. “I don’t put any number right now in my mind on how many slams I want to win until the end of my career.
I don’t really have any number. I’ll continue to prioritize them as my most important tournaments and where I want to play the best tennis. So that will not change. That will stay the same in the next season or I don’t know how many more seasons I have in my legs. So let’s see," Djokovic said.