I can beat Slam titles and the number one world record, says Novak Djokovic
PARIS: Novak Djokovic He said he is confident that he will finish his career as the best Grand Slam title winner of all time and will break the record for weeks at number one in the world.
The Serbian is 17, three behind the record for Roger Federer 's 20 and two behind the 19 of Rafael Nadal .
Before the coronavirus halted the 2020 season, Djokovic had captured an eighth Australian Open and was on an 18-0 winning streak for the year.
I think I still have things to do in this sport. I think I can win the most Slams and break the record for most weeks at number 1. Those are definitely my clear goals, Djokovic told 'In Depth with Graham Bensinger's TV Show.
Djokovic has been at the top of the standings for a combined total of 282 weeks.
Federer leads the way at 310 with retired long ago Pete Sampras at 286.
However, time is comfortably on Djokovic's side, who will celebrate his 33rd birthday on May 22.
Federer will be 39 in August, while Nadal will be 34 in June.
Djokovic even sees himself playing at 40.
I don't believe in limits. I definitely want to go for a long time, he said.
But I am aware that the number of tournaments I am playing will decrease very soon.
I will not be able to play at this intensity, with so many tournaments and so many trips, for a long time.
I could be playing at 40, but then there will probably be a focus on the bigger tournaments and the tournaments that mean the most to me.