Novak Djokovic makes deeply honest admission at US Open

Djokovic, 36, aims to win his third Grand Slam of the year at the US Open.

Novak Djokovic, 36, revealed at this stage of his career he views every Grand Slam as “a golden opportunity to make more tennis history.” Djokovic, the second-seeded player at the US Open, won back-to-back Grand Slam titles at this year’s Australian Open and French Open before losing the final at Wimbledon.

Now, Djokovic is aiming to win the US Open and win three out of four Grand Slams in 2023. In his pre-tournament press conference in New York, Djokovic highlighted that peaking at Grand Slams is his priority at this stage of his career.

Djokovic: Every Slam now is a golden opportunity to make more history
“Grand Slams are my goals at the moment and I don’t know how many more I’ll have. I’ll still keep going. I don’t have an end in my mind at the moment.

I also understand that things are different when you’re 36, so I have to be more appreciative a bit more, I guess. You need to be present, treating every Grand Slam as maybe your last one in terms of commitment and performance.

I see every Grand Slam that I play right now as really a golden opportunity to make more history,” Djokovic said in his pre-tournament press conference at the US Open. In the US Open first round, Djokovic will be taking on world No 85 Alexandre Muller.

When Djokovic and Muller meet at Flushing Meadows. it will be their first-ever meeting. Going into the match, Djokovic is the absolute favorite to beat Muller and anything but a routine Djokovic win would be a surprise. Also, Djokovic is set to play at the US Open for the first time since 2021.

At the US Open, Djokovic is a three-time champion but he has been to nine finals at Flushing Meadows. It remains to be seen if Djokovic can win his fourth US Open title this year.

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