Tennis News: Novak Djokovic declares he’ll beat Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer to get to all-time Grand Slam record wins

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Tennis News: Novak Djokovic declares he’ll beat Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer to get to all-time Grand Slam record wins

Novak Djokovic is considered the best player in tennis in the last three years but is not contented with his feat saying that he will beat both Rafael Nadal’s and Roger Federer’s Grand Slam total wins and become the all-time leader in major championships won in a career.

“I would lie if I said that I cannot do it. I really think to be able to do that and to get great results in my career. But if you think too much you can get distracted and I want to remain focused,” Djokovic from Serbia said via Mundo Deportivo.

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“I am 29 and am not so young anymore to be a tennis player, even if I intend to play for many years. I do not see my end, I do not think about when I will stop playing, so while I play tennis I hope to maintain this level and to have chances to win still many titles.”

The Serbian will turn 29 years old this May 22 and the same age as Rafael Nadal but younger than the 34-year-old Roger Federer. However, Federer has some distance on both with the current Grand Slam record of 17 tennis majors titles while Nadal has 14 and Djokovic has 11.

Djokovic has time and momentum though on his side. He is coming off a tennis majors win at the 2016 Australian Open earlier this year and has won five of the last 7 Grand Slam championships.

One feat missing for Federer is a win at the French Open, where he has finished runner-up three times. The 2016 majors tournament at Roland Garros is set to start later this month.

Can Djokovic finally win the French Open for the first time in his career? And can the Serbian eventually beat the total Grand Slam titles of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer to become the all-time greatest in tennis?

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  • Cristina Nicolae

    You say: “one feat missing for Federer is one win….” should be “for Djokovic”.
    Djokovic says he can do it, winning most Slams, he doesn’t declare that he’ll do it; there’s a difference.