Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will risk his number one ranking in order to ‘focus’ on winning Grand Slams instead.
In December, Djokovic said he had two main goals for the remainder of his career.
One of them was to surpass Roger Federer for the most weeks spent at world number one, which he is now guaranteed to do before he picks up a racquet in competition again.
That will now leave him free to put all his attention into the other target – winning more Grand Slam events than any man in history.
For that, though, he says he will need to cut back on the amount of tournaments he plays during the year.
“Now, after achieving the historic number one ranking for the longest weeks at number one, it’s going to be a relief for me because I’m going to focus all my attention on Slams, mostly,” Djokovic explained.
“When you are going for number one rankings, you kind of have to be playing the entire season.
“My goals will adapt and will shift a little bit, which means that I will have an opportunity to do that which, as a father and a husband, I’m really looking forward to.
“Judging by what we’re seeing around the world, having family on the road with me will be a very difficult task.”
Djokovic is currently two Major titles behind rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
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