‘Records inspire me to play my best tennis’, asserts Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic said it is “a privilege” to break tennis records and revealed they are a “motivating factor” after reaching his 12th Wimbledon quarter-final.
The world No. 1 crushed 17th seed Cristian Garin 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 in the fourth round of The Championships on Monday.
The five-time Wimbledon champion will face Marton Fucsovics – who upset fifth seed Andrey Rublev – in the last eight on Wednesday.
Djokovic was told in his press conference he had moved ahead of Boris Becker for all-time Wimbledon quarter-final appearances, and also that he reached his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final.
“You always enjoy hearing those stats. It’s a privilege to break records in the sport that I truly love, I’m devoted to the sport as much as, I think, anybody on the tour,” the Serbian said.
“So, I try to do my best. Of course they [records] are a motivating factor, I am aware that there are many records on the line. I don’t know, I’m not aware of all of them. But of course, they do inspire me to play my best tennis.”
The 34-year-old is three wins away from winning a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title, and continuing his bid for a historic ‘Golden Calendar Slam’.
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