Novak Djokovic: 'I will try to put in danger Rafael Nadal's first position'


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Novak Djokovic: 'I will try to put in danger Rafael Nadal's first position'

Novak Djokovic feels motivated to get more success after winning his 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open. Speaking to Sport Klub, the world No. 3 said: 'I still want to play, to have that fire, I still think to have a little chapter to write on my book.

I finally see the light out of the tunnel.' With Rafael Nadal skipping Beijing and Shanghai events, Djokovic is likely to become world No. 1 again in the next few months: 'Being number one once again attracts me.

I would lie if I said that it's not a goal, besides a Grand Slam title that's the pinnacle of the sport. I will try to put in danger Nadal's position within the end of the year, let's see if I manage to do it', Djokovic said. 'What makes me emotional the most is the new game level and focus that I reached in the last two months and a half.

I want to keep it as long as possible, if I am playing I think I have good chances in any tournament. I want to use this momentum as much as possible. Obviously, Major wins are the priority but it does not decrease the importance of other tournaments: I give the maximum when I come to a tournament to win.' If he wins 2019 Australian Open and French Open, he will hold the four Grand Slam titles again like he did between 2015 and 2016.

'I lived it again and I hope to do it again, I will try to reach it. However that's something a little bit far because it's about the next season. I have to finish it first in the best possible way. Now I will rest a little bit.

After that I have Laver Cup, I am not sure if I will play in Beijing, I should play in Shanghai. My thoughts are directed towards the upcoming future, I should not go too far but I repeat, Grand Slams are the priority. In Australia I had much success and we are always looking forward to that tournament.' ALSO READ: David Ferrer: 'It will be my last US Open.

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