‘My mission isn’t over yet in professional tennis,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says just because he is playing less tennis now doesn’t mean he is not still just as motivated than ever before.

Djokovic has been in brilliant form of late, winning Belgrade and looking completely dominant in his three French Open matches so far.

After winning the Australian Open earlier in the year and achieving the historic world number one record, the Serbian said he would be now be reducing his schedule to allow for more time at home with his family.

He has certainly been true to that, but he insists the ‘mission’ has not changed.

“You always have to find a motivation, something that really moves you, that inspires you to get up from the bed and really want to improve and move on with your life,” Novak Djokovic told the Tennis Channel.

“I have thankfully a beautiful family and many things off the court that make me happy. But still my mission isn’t over yet in professional tennis.

“I feel like there’s always something to improve. You are your biggest critic obviously. Even though I played a great match today, I still feel like there’s things I can do better.

“On a daily basis, you need to have those short term goals – on practice sessions. Something that really inspires you. And long term as well.

“Long term goals for me right now are Grand Slams. I want to try to peak at these tournaments – the tournaments that matter the most in our sport. I’m happy where I am at the moment.”

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