Novak Djokovic seemingly takes subtle shot at Rafael Nadal



by DZEVAD MESIC

Novak Djokovic seemingly takes subtle shot at Rafael Nadal
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Novak Djokovic seemingly took a subtle shot at Rafael Nadal following his Paris Masters win. On Sunday, Djokovic extended his all-time Paris record to seven titles and also lifted his 40th Masters title. Djokovic has been owning the all-time Masters record for quite some time as Nadal, who is second on the list, has 36 Masters titles.

Earlier this year, Djokovic surpassed Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list. Now, Djokovic is also on the verge of clinching the Year-End No 1 award for the eighth time. "I think Djokovic lives it in a more intense way.

For him, it would have been a greater frustration not to achieve it," Nadal said days after Djokovic won the US Open and went two Grand Slams clear ahead of him in the Slam race.

Djokovic's subtle shot at Nadal

“I’m going for all possible records, all that I can break.

I’ve never had a problem saying that and that’s why people don’t like me. I didn’t pretend like some people.. to say that it’s not my goal, and then to behave differently after. I always tried to be in line with what I believe," Djokovic said after his Paris win.

By winning Paris, Djokovic improved to 97 titles. Jimmy Connors holds the all-time record with 109 titles. “As far as the record for the number of ATP tournaments won is concerned, everything is possible. Why shouldn’t I try to break that record too? Now I have 12 less (than Connors) but I also have a few more years of successful tennis.

I try to enjoy these moments that now mean and are worth double. When you consider the stage of my life and career that I am in and to win such a big tournament. Although it may seem like a routine to people, every win at the Masters and Grand Slam levels really means so much to me," Djokovic said.

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