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Novak Djokovic says fireplace remains to be burning as GOAT debate with Rafael Nadal strikes to French Open

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India Today Web Desk

Novak Djokovic stated that fireplace remains to be burning in him after he matched with Rafael Nadal within the variety of Grand Slam titles in males’s singles.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Jan 31, 2023 08:42 IST

Novak Djokovic received his record-extending tenth Australian Open title. (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Novak Djokovic clinched his record-extending tenth Australian Open title, however the Serbian stated that there’s nonetheless plenty of fireplace inside him because the GOAT debate continues between him and Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic, who regained the world primary place, is tied with Nadal within the variety of Grand Slams within the males’s singles – 22. While it appears the controversy could by no means settle, it strikes to the French Open with the 2 leapfrogging the opposite.

If Melbourne Park’s blue courts belong to Djokovic, then the crimson clay courts of Roland Garros are Nadal’s. Among the Big 3, Roger Federer satisfied his thoughts final 12 months to settle his profession with 20 Grand Slams.

“I think there’s still a lot of that fire inside of me that is burning of passion for the sport and for competition and I think that’s what allows me to still push myself to the limit,” Djokovic stated.

“In the practice sessions, day in, day out after so many years to go through the same routines, repetitively, that sometimes is not so interesting. But I know that there is always a greater goal and a guiding star, so to say, and this trophy is one of those guiding stars, it’s something that I always strive to achieve.”

Djokovic overcame the hindrance brought on by a hamstring difficulty to reclaim the Australian Open title after being deported from Melbourne final 12 months. Meanwhile, Nadal is assured to recuperate from the hip flexor difficulty he suffered in the course of the Australian Open in time to bid for a fifteenth French Open title.

Djokovic and Nadal look promising to proceed the again finish of their glittering careers, whereas girls’s tennis continued to undergo from inconsistency and a void left by the 23-time main singles champion Serena Williams.

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Jan 31, 2023