Novak Djokovic: 'Nadal,Federer are the reasons why I still compete so well'


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Novak Djokovic: 'Nadal,Federer are the reasons why I still compete so well'

Novak Djokovic commented on his attempt to break the men's Grand Slam titles record which is currently held by Roger Federer who has 20. The Serb, who conquered his 16th crown on Sunday in Wimbledon, has just two less trophies than Nadal.

"It seems like I'm getting closer, but also they're winning slams", said Djokovic. "We're kind of complementing each other. We're making each other grow and evolve and still be in this game. I think, I mean, those two guys [are] probably one of the biggest reasons I still compete at this level.

The fact that they made the history of this sport motivates me as well, inspires me to try to do what they have done, what they've achieved, and even more. Whether I'm going to be able to do it or not, I don't know.

I mean, I'm not really looking at age as a restriction of any kind for me at least. What I said on the court, I really meant it: Roger really inspires me with his effort at his age. It just depends how long I'm going to play, whether I'm going to have a chance to make historic No.

1 or slams. It depends not only on myself, it depends on circumstances in life. I'm not just a tennis player, I'm a father and a husband. You have to balance things out. Obviously, you need to have the right circumstances, the right support for things to play out in the right way."