Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has revealed that achieving the historic No, 1 ranking was probably the biggest achievement of his career. This past March, 33-year-old Djokovic made it past record 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer on the all-time list for most weeks spent as world No.
1. Last season and at the beginning of this season, Djokovic underlined several times that his goal was to achieve the historic No. 1 ranking and also the all-time Grand Slam record. ''The historic achievement was of course something that was very fulfilling for me, for my family.
It’s probably the biggest achievement that I’ve ever had in my career,” said Djokovic, per Tennishead. “It’s an accumulation of all the years of success and hard work, not just for myself but all the people that are around me, my team, my family.'
Djokovic's historic success was recognized
“I was very happy to be able to stay close to my family and share the joy with them even though the restrictions were such that we could not make maybe more of a celebration than we kind of imagined.
“But nevertheless there were a lot of people that showed up on the streets. I’m very thankful to the city of Belgrade and the country of Serbia for creating some special events during that day to acknowledge the success.
And it was definitely a very special day that will stay forever in my heart.' ' Djokovic, who has 18 Grand Slam titles in his collection, is now focused on breaking the all-time Grand Slam record. Meanwhile, Djokovic -- who hasn't played since winning a record ninth Australian Open title -- is set to return to action at this week's Monte Carlo Masters.
"There is not anything special I need to do in terms of preparations (after a longer layoff). I practiced on clay since I cancelled Miami, I am feeling good," Djokovic said.