"I'm motivated to win as many Slams as possible" - Djokovic after Australian Open win

"I'm motivated to win as many Slams as possible" - Djokovic after Australian Open win

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Nick Kyrgios predicted Novak Djokovic to win 28 Grand Slams and the Serbian has every intention of living up to it.

Yesterday in Australia, Novak Djokovic won his 22nd Grand Slam, and it was never really close. He only ever had issues early on in the event when he had to deal with an injury. Djokovic's performance throughout the rest of the event was so good that it is difficult to imagine anyone being able to stop him, and he certainly won't allow it.

I am motivated to win as many Slams as possible. At this stage of my career, these trophies are the biggest motivational factor of why I still compete. I never really liked comparing myself to others, but of course it's a privilege to be part of the discussion as one of the greatest players of all time. If people see me this way, of course it's very flattering because I know that I give as much effort and energy into trying to win slams as anybody else.

Djokovic on his career

One thing that could stop him is his age because he's getting up there but it shows no impact now. A very dedicated athlete, Djokovic is maniacal in his approach to fitness and health, in general, to keep himself in the best possible shape. It's benefitting him greatly at this stage of his career.

I still have lots of motivation. Let's see how far it takes me. I really don't want to stop here. I don't have intentions to stop here. I feel great about my tennis. I know that when I'm feeling good physically, mentally present, I have a chance to win any Slam against anybody. Physically I can keep myself fit. Of course, 35 is not 25, even though I want to believe it is. But I still feel there is time ahead of me. Let's see how far I go.

Djokovic on his future


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