Novak Djokovic's ambitions: "I want to continue writing tennis history"



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Novak Djokovic's ambitions: "I want to continue writing tennis history"
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In an interview granted to Sky Sport, the ATP world No.1 Novak Djokovic shared his ambitions: to continue writing the history of tennis. After a super season like 2023, the Serbian champion would like to compete and win Slam tournaments also in the upcoming 2024 tennis season.

"I'm trying to push as hard as I can to win Grand Slam tournaments and fight to be No.1 of the ATP ranking, to make history in this sport again. This is my motivation. I still feel good physically at this age. In 2023 I played one of the best seasons of my career.

So I want to continue like this and see how far I can go. The Australian Open is the Slam I have won the most times. I think every time you win, you feel your confidence increase. Every time I return to Australia I relive memories of previous years.

I love this tournament and I love playing in Rod Laver Arena. It's one of my favorite courses and I hope I can do as well as last year. I have won many trophies in my career and I hope I can continue to do so," he explained.

Djokovic inside tennis history

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz will face each other this afternoon in an exhibition match at the Riyadh Season Tennis Cup.

The Serbian champion will then reach Australia, where he will first compete in the United Cup, a team tournament created by the ATP, and then at the Australian Open . The Serbian's goal is to continue writing tennis history and conquer Grand Slam tournaments.

In 2023, Djokovic added three more Majors to his palmarès and lost only in the fifth set in the final, against Alcaraz, at Wimbledon. The 36-year-old carried out part of his preparation in Marbella and stepped up his workload in Dubai by training with compatriot Hamad Medjedovic.

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