“Bonus to a great season,” Novak Djokovic clarifies his goals for the remainder of the season after winning three Grand Slams in 2023
Novak Djokovic claims everything after the US Open is a bonus
Novak Djokovic (Credits: ATP Tour)
Novak Djokovic talks about the year-end goals that he would like to accomplish in 2023 after a brilliant year for him getting up the ranks and records.
Following his victory at the US Open, Novak Djokovic stated that he would like to end the year as the world No. 1. The Serb has won three of the four Grand Slams this season and hopes to keep his lead over Carlos Alcaraz for the rest of the season.
The 36-year-old won the 24th Grand Slam of his career in straight sets over Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic now has the same number of championships as Margaret Court. He will be eyeing the Australian Open in January as his next major priority in the hope of breaking the record for the most trophies held by a singles player.
The Serbian is currently concentrating on enjoying the remaining months of the year and has just teamed up with his compatriots to represent his country in the Davis Cup.
Speaking at the press-conference of Davis Cup the World No.1 said that winning the top Grand Slam titles was his main priority. He won three out of the four and reached the final of the fourth one. The tennis star believes it has been the perfect year for him. The Serbian thinks that an additional bonus is that he is also getting the opportunity to represent his country. The 24 time Grand Slam winning champion said,” Everything that comes from now on will be a bonus.”
Ben Shelton’s father calls out Novak Djokovic for mocking his son
Ben Shelton’s father and coach has reacted to Novak Djokovic replicating his son’s celebration after the pair met at the 2023 US Open. Bryan Shelton said Djokovic “wants to be loved so much” and was disappointed that “such a great champion” chose to “mock” his kid.
Shelton celebrated his four-set US Open quarter-final victory over countrywoman Frances Tiafoe by making a phone gesture and faking to hang up. In the semi-finals, eventual champion Djokovic defeated Shelton in straight sets, emulating the American’s phone celebration. The handshake that ensued between the pair at the net appeared icy.
In his post-match press conference, the Serbian said: “I just love Ben’s celebration. I thought it was very original. And I copied him. I stole his celebration.”
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