Novak Djokovic’s Motivation to Continue Adding Titles
Bjorn Borg, an 11-time Grand Slam champion, recently shared his thoughts on Novak Djokovic’s motivation to continue adding titles at this stage of his career.
The 36-year-old tennis maestro is set to make his debut at the ATP Finals against Holger Rune, with the aim of clinching the title for the 7th time. If he achieves this, Djokovic will surpass Roger Federer’s record of 6 titles and become the tournament’s most decorated player.
Despite being 36 years old, Djokovic remains relentless in his pursuit of records. Currently holding the world No. 1 position, it has been over 12 years since he first reached the pinnacle in 2011 and 15 years since his initial Grand Slam victory at the 2008 Australian Open. However, the Serbian has demonstrated an unwavering competitive spirit, claiming three out of four Grand Slam titles this year and maintaining his world No. 1 status.
Tennis legend Bjorn Borg believes that Djokovic can continue winning major tournaments, driven by his motivation to prove to the tennis world and journalists that he is the greatest in the history of the sport.
“Novak, I think he might win one or two more Grand Slam tournaments. Who knows? But he is doing it not just for himself but for tennis and journalists. It’s unbelievable. He’s still pushing the limits. He wants to be the greatest,” Borg said in a recent interview on Eurosport.
ATP Finals and Beyond
Currently, Djokovic’s focus is on the year-end challenges, where he aims to secure another title in the ATP Finals and finish the year as the world No. 1. His first hurdle will be against the world No. 8, Holger Rune, with whom he shares a 2-2 head-to-head record. Their last encounter took place just two weeks ago at the Paris Masters, where Djokovic emerged victorious with a score of 7-5, 6-7, 6-4.
In addition to the ATP Finals, Djokovic will also compete in the Davis Cup alongside Serbia, starting on November 21. Leading the Serbian team, Djokovic’s squad will face Great Britain in the quarterfinals.