Recently, Novak Djokovic announced that he was confident he would end his career with the highest number of male Grand Slam championship titles in history.
Djokovic is confidence at the top
Lately, Legendary John McEnroe has stated that he believes Djokovic will surpass Federer and Nadal. With that, Novak Djokovic has also confidently announced that he will end his career with the most number of male Grand Slam championship titles in history, as well as breaking the record for the number of weeks at Top 1 on the world tennis rankings.
With 17 Grand Slams and 282 weeks number one in the world, Novak Djokovic is not far from the record 20 Grand Slams and 310 weeks atop of Roger Federer’s ATP. The opportunity grew even bigger when Djokovic was six years younger than Federer.
“I don’t believe in limits,” Djokovic said. ‘The limits are only an illusion of the ego or the mind. I have come a long way. I must maintain the right principles in my habit to maintain my health and my mind.
About his tennis star’s fitness practices, he revealed that he has been fasting for up to 16 hours daily.
When participating in the online talk show Instagram Live with medical expert Dragan Ivanov, the current No. 1 male tennis player Novak Djokovic has admitted his strange habit of fasting for 16 hours daily throughout Over the past 18 months: “Having 16 hours a day without consuming food has contributed to improving my digestive system. I have a night of better sleep and more energy during the day”, Nole was surprised at the effect. when going on a long hunger strike every day.
The Serbian tennis player relied on spirituality when he explained that the tennis journey chose him, not the path he was taking. When asked how long he will play the sport, Djokovic promotes a balance between family, private life and tennis, but does not hesitate to compete at the highest level in the next few years. “I can play until I’m 40,” the number one player in the world said. “But I will gradually focus on the biggest tournaments, as well as the tournaments that mean a lot to me.”
Before tennis was paralyzed by the pandemic, Djokovic, aged 33, was the highest performing tennis player in the world. He has won 21 matches in a row, including 18 wins in 2020. In the last seven Grand Slams, Djokovic won the championship five times.
At present, the Serbian tennis star has 17 Grand Slam titles, only 3 less than Roger Federer’s record and 2 less than Rafael Nadal. Before the 2020 season was postponed due to COVID-19, Djokovic won the 8th Australian Open title in his career and won 18 matches this year.
Federer’s sad memories of his home fans
As for tennis player Federer, recently, he shared a sad memory of being played badly by his home fans. Rome Masters 2003 was the tournament in which Roger Federer was ranked as the No.4 seed and he advanced to the finals. Unfortunately, there, the “Express Train” lost to Spanish seeded player Felix Mantilla 5-7, 2-6, 6-7 (8-10) when the last match was still available. 5 set formula wins 3.
Also in the tournament in the Italian capital 17 years ago, Federer overcame great pressure from the fans when facing host Filippo Volandri in the quarterfinals, where he won 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.
Share this memory on Tennis World USA, Federer said: “When you play against an Italian tennis player here, the crowd of host fans can have a big impact on you. Sometimes I feel they oppose treated me unfairly, but I tried not to show anything outside. I have heard some evil words they have for me, especially when you have to suffer bad things. up to 20 times in a match. “
Federer lost to Volandri at the Rome Masters, in the third round in 2007 after only two sets with the score 2-6, 4-6.
However, he still quickly regained his spirit to continue training to maintain his position at the top of the world tennis rankings before the confidence of Djokovic.