"He is doing it not for himself but for tennis and journalists": Bjorn Borg believes Novak Djokovic has different motivation for continuing career
Bjorn Borg 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 poised for his debut at...
Bjorn Borg 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 poised for his debut at the ATP Finals against Holger Rune, where he aims to clinch the title for the 7th time, surpassing Roger Federer's record of 6 and becoming the tournament's most decorated player.
Despite being 36, 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 unwavering competitive spirit, claiming three out of four Grand Slam titles this year and maintaining his world No. 1 status.
Tennis legend Bjorn Borg, an 11-time Grand Slam champion, recently commented on Eurosport that Djokovic can continue winning major tournaments, and his motivation is 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 for himself but for tennis and journalists. Unbelievable. He's still pushing the limits. He wants to be the greatest,” Borg said.
At the moment, Djokovic is focused on his year-end challenges, where he aims to secure another title in the 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. They last faced each other just two weeks ago at the Paris Masters, where 'Nole' 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.