Novak Djokovic may soon break a historical record. The Serb was world No. 1 on the ATP Rankings for 271 weeks so far, being on the third place in the list after overcoming Ivan Lendl who was on 270. Djokovic only has Pete Sampras (286) and Roger Federer (310) ahead of him.
The Belgrade native is not focused about this topic at the moment. “I understand why people want to talk about record-breaking, but I feel like we all have our own path, and we all have different careers and just different journeys through life and through tennis.
I want to be able to build my own path and build my own legacy and focus on that rather than breaking someone else’s record. Of course, I care about history. Of course, I want to be the best I can possibly be in the history of this sport.
But again, my main attention or focus goes to fuelling my own journey and creating my own legacy"; Djokovic told reporters in Japan. He is looking forward to start the Asian swing: “I’m excited to be in Tokyo.
I’ll hopefully get a chance to see a little bit of this country... and get to know the culture that I respect a lot and has some wonderful things that have been exported outside of this country and around the world."