‘I will be here a long time!’ – Novak Djokovic says he has no plans to retire any time soon

Novak Djokovic says he has no plans on ending his career any time soon, saying ‘I will be here a long time.’

The world number one is slowly closing in on many of the ATP Tour’s most prestigious records.

He has just equalled Pete Sampras’ record of six year-end world number ones and he will equal Roger Federer’s record of six ATP Finals titles should he win in London next week.

In March he is due to surpass Federer to become the player to have spent most weeks at world number one, and he is just three Grand Slams behind Federer and Nadal too.

And of of that amounts to one thing – he plans on sticking around!

“I don’t think about age as an issue for me, maybe that I have a year or two or three left in me to fight for more Slams,” Djokovic told the Evening Standard.

“Sure, I have to be a bit more strategic from next season with creating my calendar, which tournaments I want to prioritise and where I want to peak.

“But as long as the desire is there, I’m healthy and I have the support of my family, I’ll keep on playing.

“I don’t see it as an obligation, it’s not a financial issue or anything like that, I just still enjoy it and want to compete at the highest level.

“As long as I feel like that, I’ll be here a long time. I don’t want to put an expiry date on me yet!”

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