‘Those are definitely my clear goals’ – Novak Djokovic admits taking Roger Federer records are a priority

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Novak Djokovic laughing at Australian Open press conference

Novak Djokovic says that beating a pair of Roger Federer’s all-time records is a ‘clear goal’ for him, although they are not his only motivations.

Djokovic was in incredible form at the start of 2020 before the coroavirus outbreak ground tennis to a halt, winning the Australian Open and carrying Serbia to the ATP Cup title too.

It left him just three Grand Slam titles short of Federer’s all time record of 20, and he was due to beat the Swiss’ record for most weeks spent at world number one this year too had stayed at the top of the rankings until November.

When the coronavirus crisis will allow Djokovic to resume those pursuits remains to be seen, but he admits they are a priority for him.

“I’m always very confident in myself,” he said in an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger.

“I believe I can win the most slams and break the record for longest [at] number one.

“Those are definitely my clear goals, but that’s not the only reason I still play.

“I don’t believe in limits. I think limits are only illusions of your ego or your mind.”

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