Novak Djokovic French Open

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates a point against Norway’s Casper Ruud during their men’s singles final match on day fifteen of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris on June 11, 2023. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Novak Djokovic: 24, 25 Grand Slams? Why not?

Novak Djokovic hinted at a run at the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969 after securing a record men’s 23rd Grand Slam title on Sunday.

Novak Djokovic French Open

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates a point against Norway’s Casper Ruud during their men’s singles final match on day fifteen of the Roland-Garros Open tennis tournament at the Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris on June 11, 2023. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Novak Djokovic on Sunday hinted at a run at the first calendar Grand Slam since 1969 after securing a record men’s 23rd Grand Slam title on Sunday.

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When asked if his goal now was to win a “24th, 25th” Grand Slam title, he told France 2 TV: “Yes, why not. I feel good this year, I won the two Grand Slams that I played (Melbourne then Roland Garros). So why not?

“I’m going to look to win Wimbledon again. I’ve won the last four Wimbledons, I feel good on the grass.”

Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud in straight sets

Rod Laver in 1969 was the last man to sweep all four Slams – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open – in the same year.

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Djokovic came agonisingly close to emulating Laver in 2021 but was defeated by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final.

“I am very motivated, very inspired to continue to make history in this sport. I feel good in my body, I feel good playing tennis.”

Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud 7-6 (7/1), 6-3, 7-5 on Sunday to win a third French Open final and break a tie for 22 men’s majors he shared with Rafael Nadal.

By Garrin Lambley © Agence France-Presse

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