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Djokovic says Federer and Nadal are his inspiration and he hopes to surpass them

Djokovic says Federer and Nadal are his inspiration and he hopes to surpass them

Novak Djokovic, currently the best tennis player in the world, assures that the Spanish Rafael Nadal and the Swiss Roger Federer, second and third in the ATP classification, inspire him to maintain his level of play and to aspire to surpass them, although he does not know if he will achieve it .

“We complement each other. We push each other forward. They are one of the main reasons that I still play at such a high level, ”says Djokovic in today’s edition of the Serbian sports daily Sportski zurnal.

«The fact that the two have made history in the tennis it is for me a motivation to do it myself, even more so », he indicated.

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The Serbian, with sixteen Grand Slam titles, pointed out that he is close to the twenty that Federer adds (20) and the eighteen of Nadal, although he does not know if he will be able to overcome them.

“We’ll see,” said the tennis player, who beat Federer last Sunday in the longest Wimbledon final in the tournament’s history, which lasted four hours and 57 minutes.

It was the 32-year-old Djokovic’s fifth title at that tournament.

“Roger really inspires me to continue playing when I am 37, like him. It is my wish. It will depend a lot on the circumstances of life if I will have the opportunity to break the record for the number of Grand Slam titles, or the time in the first place (of the ATP), “he declared.

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«I am not only a tennis player, I am also a father and husband. I have to find the balance for everything, “he explained. EFE

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