Novak Djokovic in no holds barred Nadal attack as star says he wants every record and doesn't pretend 'like others' | The Sun
NOVAK DJOKOVIC subtly took aim at tennis rival Rafael Nadal after winning the Paris Masters on Sunday.
The world No1 beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-3 to clinch the 40th Masters title of his career.
And after the match he reiterated his desire to break "all possible records" before retiring.
Djokovic said: "I'm going for all possible records, all that I can break.
"I've never had a problem saying that. And that's why people don't like me."
The 36-year-old then appeared to take aim at Nadal, who played down his own achievements last year by saying: "I don’t care much if I am the one or not the one, or the best in history, not the best in history."
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Djokovic added: "I didn't pretend like some people.. to say that it's not my goal, and then to behave differently after… I always tried to be in line with what I believe."
The Serbia-born star already holds the record for the most Grand Slams won in the men's singles with 24 – two more than Nadal and four more than now-retired Roger Federer.
But he now has his sights set on Jimmy Connors' record for the most ATP titles in history, which stands at 109.
Djokovic, who currently has 97, went on to add: "Why shouldn't I try to break that record too? Now I have 12 less [than Connors] but I also have a few more years of successful tennis.
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"I try to enjoy these moments that now mean and are worth double.
"When you consider the stage of my life and career that I am in, and to win such a big tournament.
"Although it may seem like a routine to people, every win at the Masters and Grand Slam levels really means so much to me."
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