Novak Djokovic has warned his rivals he 'still has plenty of gas' left in the tank and he still sees himself retaining his current level for a good while yet.
Djokovic will be 34 in May, yet he looks every bit as good as he ever does on court.
He won his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, where even an abdominal tear sustained in the third round could not prevent him from taking the trophy.
And, as he spoke to the press the morning after the final, he said anyone who thinks any kind of decline may be imminent should probably think again.
“Age is just a number, so I don’t feel tired or exhausted from playing tennis, competing at the highest level," Djokovic said.
"I know that, realistically, things are not the same as they were 10 years ago in terms of energy and biology and everything.
"But I feel like I still have a lot of gas in me.
“Hopefully I will be able to win more majors, that’s something that I’ll definitely look forward to as a priority.”
Djokovic has, though, confirmed he will probably look to reduce his schedule now to focus his attention on achieving his goal of winning more majors than any other man in history.
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