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Djokovic keen on surpassing Federer’s historic No. 1 ranking

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WORLD No. 1 Novak Djokovic underlined once again that he is fully locked in on surpassing Roger Federer on the historic No. 1 ranking. Federer, a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, also holds the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1.

 Djokovic is strongly bidding to make it past the Swiss one day. “Well, of course I’m aware of the amount of weeks, and I don’t know exactly the date, but I know it’s going to be in probably the first or beginning of the second quarter of next year if I eventually maintain my No. 1.

  1 ranking, “Djokovic said in his press conference after winning the Rome Masters. “You know, I’m getting closer. I’m in a very good position, I feel like. I have been also playing really well and been healthy, which is great.

  “Yes, you’re right. Those are the two biggest professional goals that I have at the moment. So the No. 1, historic No. 1 ranking goal is something that is on the horizon, and I’m going to give my all and very best that I can possibly give in the next period to achieve that.

  “And then, of course, you know, after that — during, obviously, the attempt to reach that, I’m going to focus on slams mostly but also Masters events, of course. But also, after that, you know, slams will be the big one, of course.

  “Let’s see. I don’t know. I can’t go too far, and I don’t know what years to come will bring for me and not just tennis but the world in general.”

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