“I would give the young myself a hard time”

Novak Djokovic talked about being hard on his youthful self following his title win at the 2023 ATP Finals.

Djokovic defeated dwelling favourite Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-3 in a single hour and 43 minutes at the Pala Alpitour courtroom to win a report seventh ATP Finals title. This triumph not solely secured the Serb his seventh ATP Finals title but additionally propelled him previous Roger Federer, breaking their tie for the most titles ever received at the ATP Finals.

The win in Turin holds even better significance because it marked the World No. 1’s 71st ‘Big Title’. This accolade encompasses the assortment of Grand Slam titles, ATP Finals titles, ATP Masters 1000 titles, and Olympic singles gold medals. Djokovic’s dominance is unequalled, as he holds the report for the most titles received at Grand Slams (24), ATP Finals (7), and ATP Masters 1000s (40).

During the post-match press convention, Novak Djokovic spoke about encountering inquiries concerning the consequence of a hypothetical showdown between his youthful self and his current self. In response, he asserted that it would be a simple activity for the seasoned 36-year-old Djokovic, who would undoubtedly give his youthful counterpart a run for his cash.

“But somebody did ask me the identical query not a whereas in the past. The query was truly phrased like, Who would win in the matchup? I stated it would be a simple job for a 36-year-old, yeah (laughter). Joking, after all. I do not know what would be the rating. I would give the young myself a hard time, that is for certain,” he stated.

Novak Djokovic: “I’ve all the time the highest ambitions and targets”

ATP Finals 2023
ATP Finals 2023

During the identical press convention, Novak Djokovic was additionally requested how he would higher the upcoming season since this yr he has received three Grand Slams and the ATP Finals title.

In response, the Serb expressed having the starvation for reaching the “highest ambitions and targets.” He additionally revealed that he will probably be aiming to win all 4 slams and an Olympic gold medal in 2024.

“Well, you’ll be able to win 4 slams and Olympic gold (smiling). Let’s see. I imply, I’ve all the time the highest ambitions and targets. That’s not going to be totally different for the subsequent yr, that is for certain. The drive that I’ve remains to be there. My physique has been serving me properly, listening to me properly. I’ve a nice staff of individuals round me,” he stated.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion expressed his dedication to take care of the identical degree of psychological freshness that would drive him to attain even better success subsequent season.

“The mindset is the identical. I’ll maintain going. I do not know whether or not I’m going to have pretty much as good of a yr subsequent yr, however I’m going to maintain this sort of, yeah, freshness of thoughts and in a means motivation to do this.,” he added.

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