'Hungry' Novak Djokovic fires warning to Wimbledon title rivals

'Hungry' Novak Djokovic fires warning to Wimbledon title rivals

July 1, 2023

Novak Djokovic has warned his Wimbledon title rivals that he is ‘hungry’ to win more Grand Slams as he looks to move well past Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic surpassed Nadal for the most major men’s singles titles in history at last month’s French Open as he lifted his 23rd Grand Slam trophy.

But the 36-year-old Serbian has no intention of stopping there and is looking to make it 24 at this year’s Championships as Djokovic defends his crown in SW19.

Djokovic is the overwhelming tournament favourite and begins his quest for an eighth Wimbledon title against Argentine world No.67 Pedro Cachin on Monday.

Asked if he felt more ‘relaxed’ after taking the Grand Slam record off Nadal, Djokovic said: ‘I don’t feel more relaxed, to be honest! I still feel hungry for success, for more Grand Slams, more achievements in tennis.

‘As long as there’s that drive, I know that I’m able to compete at the highest level. If that goes down, then I guess I’ll have to face probably different circumstances and have a different approach.

‘So far there’s still the drive. A few days after Roland-Garros, I was already thinking about preparation for grass and what needs to be done.

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