Novak Djokovic has two goals in his mind now. And both of them include beating the records held by the Swiss legend, Roger Federer. After a shocking disqualification at the Flushing Meadows, the Serbian would like to do well in the upcoming French Open. Moreover, he would like to win it to get even closer to Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic admitted to the fact that one of his priorities is breaking Federer’s record of winning 20 Grand Slams. However, world number one also knows that it won’t be an easy task.
Besides, he also knows the threat Federer can possess when he is at his best. Despite being at the end of his tennis career, Federer is still tough to beat. Moreover, Djokovic also mentioned that Federer will always remain his favorite.
Djokovic in interaction with media in Italy said, “Roger is going to come back. Regardless of his age, he is always the favorite, if he is feeling good physically. He is always up there. He keeps on proving to everybody wrong that he can make it. He has been able to reach the finals of various Slams in the last few years.”
“The Race Is Of Course There”- Djokovic
Besides, Djokovic also believes that the game will become more interesting and competitive with the return of Federer on the tennis court. While Nadal, one of the “Big Three” of the court has returned to the competitive circuit after six long months, Federer will return next year.
Djokovic added, “The race is, of course, there. But, you know, hopefully, Rafa and I can stay healthy. And with Roger back, it is going to be great for our sports.”
The other record held by Federer which Djokovic wishes to break is being the world number one for the largest number of weeks.
Djokovic is as of now playing in the Italian Open 2020 and will face Casper Ruud in the sem-finals of the tournament.