Novak Djokovic Reveals His Plans For Retirement

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic wins his 24th Grand Slam championship at the US Open and shows no signs of slowing down

Novak Djokovic, 36, has demonstrated that he is not yet ready to hand the torch to the next generation. The era of the ‘Big Three’ in tennis may be disappearing, with Roger Federer retiring and Rafael Nadal preparing to retire after the next season, but Djokovic, the last member of the triumvirate, proved his enduring power.

His 6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over Daniil Medvedev at the US Open was his fourth Flushing Meadows triumph and his 24th Grand Slam title. Djokovic certainly has his sights set on greater tennis achievements.

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Djokovic said, “Occasionally asking myself, why do I need this still at this stage after all I have done, you know? How long do I want to keep going? I do have these questions in my head, of course” 

“Knowing that I play at such a high level still and I win the biggest tournaments in this sport, yeah, I don’t want to get rid of this sport or I don’t want to leave this sport if I’m still at the top.”

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic advanced to the final by defeating young American stars Taylor Fritz and Ben Shelton.

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He then faced Daniil Medvedev, an older opponent who had previously derailed his calendar Grand Slam bid. Djokovic took advantage of the opportunity, outlasting Medvedev in lengthy rallies.

“My team, my family knew that the last 24 hours, don’t touch me, don’t speak to me about, you know, the history of what’s on the line,” he said.

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“I really did my best to keep things quite simple and stick to the routines that brought me to where I am and treat this match really as any other match where I just need to win.”

Djokovic advanced to the final by defeating young American stars Taylor Fritz and Ben Shelton. He then faced Daniil Medvedev, an older opponent who had previously derailed his calendar Grand Slam bid. Djokovic took advantage of the opportunity, outlasting Medvedev in lengthy rallies.

“You know, players come and go,” he said. “It will be the same kind of destiny for me. Eventually one day I will leave tennis in about 23, 24 years.

“And there is going to be new young players coming up. Until then, I guess you’ll see me a bit more.”

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