Novak Djokovic says he is not limiting himself regarding how many more years he wants to play because he still has an enormous hunger and desire to achieve the biggest accolades in the game. Djokovic, who will be turning 36 in May, won a record 10th Australian Open title this past January – with that title, he tied Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slams (22).
Also, Djokovic returned to the world No 1 spot following his Australia triumph. This week, Djokovic tied Steffi Graf’s all-time record of 377 weeks spent at the top spot.
Djokovic: I don’t have a number or an age limit
“I don’t have a final number, or a limit in terms of the age until which I will play professional tennis, although people automatically start asking questions after the age of 30 in all sports, especially in tennis.
Me and Federer and Nadal met with those questions often, there are a lot of predictions and guesses, and it is certain that this hunger is still present. I would rather characterize it as a passion for sports and a great desire to compete and compete.
I love this sport, I love playing with my son, children, anyone. I play tennis recreationally and I have no aversion to the sport because it takes up such a large part of my life. But on the other hand, professionally speaking, I have a great desire to prove myself, to achieve historical results.
Some say that it is arrogant, but I don’t see it that way, I think I communicate what I feel. Anyone who is in that position wants that. How they communicate, that’s all individual,” Djokovic said. Also in Belgrade, Djokovic revealed he is getting closer to 100%.
Next week, Djokovic is intending to compete in Dubai. Regarding Indian Wells and Miami, Djokovic still hasn’t received any answers. However, Djokovic noted that he would like to get a positive answer and return to the United States this March.