Novak Djokovic points to Roger Federer's twin records
MELBOURNE: It was sweet 17 for Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open Sunday, but he's already watching Grand Slam No. 20, Roger Federer 's record haul. The Swiss' best of 310 weeks as No. 1 is also on the Serb's radar as he begins his 276th week in the top on Monday.
Djokovic, who beat Austria Dominic Thiem In the final, he said he wanted both. It was more about Grand Slams, to be honest. Especially the first part of my career, I dreamed of winning as many Grand Slams as possible, he said.
When I started winning a pair of Grand Slams a year, a few years in a row, I felt that I can really challenge Roger.
No. 1 was not really in the equation for me until I finished successfully as No. 1 at the end of the year for several years in a row. I can't identify exactly the moment I started thinking about that. That is one of the two biggest goals for sure, there is no secret in that, he said.