The Serb spoke to MARCA ahead of his team’s debut in the Davis Cup final in Malaga
After winning three of the four Grand Slams in 2023, “Nole” has set higher goals for next season
Novak Djokovic Count the days until the curtain falls on a bright 2023. After winning his seventh title at the ATP Finals, the Serb is already in Malaga to compete in the final stages of the Davis Cup, where he will make his debut in the game in the quarter-finals against Great Britain.
Lifting the second “salad bowl” of his career is the last major goal of Djokovic, who is already setting his sights on 2024 with a more than ambitious goal. “I want to win the Golden Slam” says the Serb in an interview with MARCA before his debut in the final in Malaga.
The Serb wants to achieve something with the Olympic Games in Paris as a major sporting event in 2024 the only major milestone that offers resistance in his career; win Olympic gold. Something he also assures he wants to do at the same time Win the four Grand Slams It’s out of season. “I know myself and I know that I am capable of doing this when I feel good physically and mentally. I don’t want it to sound disrespectful to my rivals. I know there are thousands of players fighting for the same goal.” But I know who I am and I believe in myself.
Although he realizes it will be a complicated year with a tighter schedule than usual, Djokovic is ambitious to achieve “the impossible.” “It will be a strange feeling for me the fact that the matches were played at Roland Garros facilities. “It will be similar to the feeling I had in 2012 when it was done at Wimbledon,” says the Serbian.
“It is not an easy tournament for tennis players because we have a very tight schedule. From Roland Garros we will switch to grass and back to clay. Then the hard court will come in a short time, but I’m ready for the challenge.” . “I hope to be healthy to compete at my highest level in Paris and try to win Olympic gold.” Djokovic pointed out during his interview in MARCA that he can add the last major success of 2023 in a few days, with his sights set on 2024.