It didn’t take long for Novak Djokovic to make his expectations understood: The only thing that is in any way important to him from now into the foreseeable future is getting Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Excellent Hammer standings.
Disregard winning other, ordinary competitions or playing enough to hold the No. 1 ranking.There is one essential objective for the 33-year-old from Serbia. He needs to continue to add to his 18 significant titles — he arrived at that number with No. 9 at the Australian Open on Sunday — until he no longer path Federer and Nadal, who share the men’s record of 20.
“They’ve left a mark on the world as of now. They made a gigantic imprint in our game,” Djokovic said. “Regardless of whether I consider winning more Hammers and breaking records? Obviously, I do. Furthermore, the greater part of my consideration and my energy from this day forward, until I resign from tennis, will be aimed (at) majors, attempting to win more significant prizes.”
Which is completely fine. There is no requirement for misrepresentation.
Furthermore, there is positively no necessity that he appear at contend more frequently than he truly needs or in spots other than where he truly needs. On the off chance that the only thing that is in any way important to Djokovic from a tennis viewpoint is aggregating Hammers, and playing less much of the time will likewise ensure his body — he had a medical procedure on his correct elbow three years prior; his 2021 Australian Open almost was wrecked by what he said was a torn stomach muscles — that is his privilege.
It isn’t entirely different from what Federer himself or 23-time significant victor Serena Williams, besides, have accomplished for quite a long time.
“I consider 99.9% players — kids that get a racket in their grasp — begin dreaming about what they need to accomplish. It’s an Excellent Pummel, winning a significant,” Djokovic clarified after his ordering execution in a 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Daniil Medvedev in the last at Melbourne Park.
“That is to say, I don’t feel like I’m old or tired or anything like that,” he said. “However, I realize that organically and everything being equal, things are unique in relation to they were 10 years prior for me.”
Associated with that: His most recent victory at the Australian Open accompanied the extra reward of guaranteeing a stay on the ATP rankings until at any rate Walk 8.
That is the point at which he will arrive at 311 weeks at No. 1 for his profession, one more than Federer’s aggregate, another point Djokovic clarified made a difference to him.
“At the point when you are going for No. 1 rankings, you sort of must play the whole season, and you must play well; you need to play all the competitions. My objectives will adjust and will move a smidgen, which implies that I should change, likewise, my schedule,” Djokovic said. “Not need to, however I will have a chance to do that, which, as a dad and a spouse, I’m truly anticipating.”
One piece of the analytics is that nobody knows, obviously, regardless of whether Federer, who hasn’t played in over a year after two knee tasks and turns 40 in August, or Nadal, 34, will win more majors — or the number of something else.
It bears rehashing that until Federer, Nadal and Djokovic went along, no man had won more than Pete Sampras’ 14 Thousand Pummel titles. Here we are, under 20 years after Sampras resigned, and he’s been outperformed by a threesome of men, and by a great deal of majors.
“We’re discussing a few Cyborgs of tennis, positively,” Medvedev said, alluding to the life span and exceptional achievement of the folks known as the Huge Three. “They’re simply amazing.”