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‘Novak Djokovic wants to win 30 majors before retiring,’ says former coach

Novak Djokovic is targeting 30 majors and he will give himself five more year to get there, according to his former coach Bogdan Obradovic.

Obradovic has a close relationship with Djokovic since coaching him as a child in Belgrade.

Djokovic won his 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last week and he has been clear that winning majors is now his career priority, with him willing to reduce his overall schedule and sacrifice his ranking to give him the best chance.

He is currently one behind Rafael Nadal, but Obradovic says Novak Djokovic wants to achieve something genuinely stunning before retires.

“I talked to Novak Djokovic when he was nine years old, that’s when we met for the first time,” Obradovic said.

“After that, when he was 13, we started working together for the next 18 years, which is a very long time.

“He told me every time and I know his idea. He wants to get to the number 30, which is three-zero. That’s what Novak wants.

“So, for the next five years, he will play and he will probably have 20 opportunities to get to that number, to 30 Grand Slam trophies. Let’s see.”

Currently, Djokovic looks unlikely to be able to play the US Open due to his vaccination status, but hopes are starting to rise that he will be allowed to compete at the Australian Open in January.

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.