Novak Djokovic has set his sights on continuing to make history, after winning a record seventh Australian Open to move a step closer to surpassing Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam haul.
The world No 1 sealed a third successive Grand Slam success in devastating fashion as he beat Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 6-3 to overtake Federer and Roy Emerson and hold the outright men’s record for titles at Melbourne Park.
Djokovic, who has now won three majors in succession on three spate occasions in his career, moved within five of Federer’s tally of 20 titles and is intent on giving himself the best chance of bettering the Swiss.
“I do want to definitely focus myself on continuing to improve my game and maintaining the overall well-being that I have – mental, physical and emotional – so I would be able to compete at such a high level for the years to come, and have a shot at eventually getting closer to Roger’s record. It’s still far.”