Novak Djokovic says he will ‘keep chasing’ Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record as he always knew he could.
Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to win the French Open final on Sunday and win his 19th career major.
That leaves him just one short of Federer and Nadal, who both have 20 to their names.
The Serbian is the youngest of the three so has been playing catch-up all his career, but while others might have shirked the challenge, he says he always knew it was possible.
“I never thought it was a mission impossible to reach the Grand Slams of these guys,” Djokovic said.
“I mean, I’m not there, but it’s one less. But they are still playing. Obviously they’re playing great, especially Rafa with his level.
“We all have still opportunities at Wimbledon, all the other slams. You have four slams a year, so we’re all competing for this amazing achievement and amazing trophies. I’ll keep on going. I’ll keep on chasing.
“At the same time I’ll keep on paving my own path, which is my own authentic path. We all three of us have our own journeys, and that’s it.”
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