Turin, Italy: Novak Djokovic, the 24-time Grand Slam champion, concluded a remarkable year by securing his record-breaking seventh ATP Finals victory. Despite the incredible success of the current season, Djokovic shows no signs of slowing down and has set ambitious goals for the upcoming year.
Having achieved numerous records, including increasing his Grand Slam total to 24 and securing the year-end top ranking for the eighth time, Djokovic aims even higher for the 2024 season. In response to inquiries about how he plans to surpass his outstanding achievements, the 36-year-old champion confidently stated, “Well, you can win four Slams and Olympic gold. Let’s see. I have always had the highest ambitions and goals. That’s not going to be different for the next year, that’s for sure.”
Reflecting on his drive and motivation, Djokovic emphasized the ongoing inspiration he finds in competing at the highest level. He acknowledged the dedication required behind the scenes, stating, “Motivation, especially for the biggest tournaments in sport, is still present. It still inspires me to keep going.”
Djokovic, who clinched the ATP Finals title by overcoming promising young talents Holger Rune, Carlos Alcaraz, and Jannik Sinner, expressed his desire for opponents to recognize the challenge he poses. “When they play me, I want them to feel that it’s going to require the best tennis from them in order to win against me,” he asserted.
While praising Rune, Alcaraz, and Sinner as the “next big three” who will carry the sport into the future, Djokovic remains the current dominant force in tennis. “I will hang on for as long as I feel like hanging on. As long as I’m able to win against them on the big stage, I’ll still keep going,” Djokovic declared, highlighting his determination to continue competing at the highest level.
The Serbian champion remains at the pinnacle of the ATP Rankings, and as he looks ahead to the 2024 season, Djokovic is poised to maintain his status as a formidable force in the world of tennis.