‘I have Roger Federer record firmly in my sights,’ admits Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in action

Novak Djokovic says he is coming for Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles – and he believes he can match it.

The Serb has produced an incredible season, proving almost unbeatable in the second half of the season after injury.

That has seen him climb from outside the top 20 at the start of the season to the year-end world number one.

Along the way, he has won Wimbledon and the US Open to take his Grand Slam title-count to 14 – third in the all-time list behind Rafael Nadal (17) and Federer.

Asked by Serbian newspaper Sportski Zurnal if he though he could equal Federer’s record, Djokovic said: “Yes, I believe so.

“I really want it. I don’t know if it will happen, but I am confident that it might.

“It depends on many different factors. First, it depends on how long I will play.

“Secondly, we will see how long I will be able to compete at such a high level and how long my body and mind will hold up.

“Right now, I believe that I have very good chances to keep up with all those things.

“I do believe in my ability, but only time will tell if I can really achieve such an incredible goal.”


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