LONDON: Novak Djokovic concluded his 2023 season triumphantly, securing the ATP Finals trophy to accompany the three major titles he claimed earlier in the year.
Eagerly looking ahead, the Serb wasted no time in raising the bar for the upcoming season, setting his sights on achieving a ‘Golden Slam’.
His seventh ATP Finals victory came through a decisive straight-set win over Jannik Sinner, yet Djokovic fell short of a Grand Slam this year, facing defeat against Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final.
Speaking to reporters in Turin, the 36-year-old expressed his aspirations for the next year, aiming not only for a sweep of the majors but also eyeing the singles gold medal at the Paris Olympics. Reflecting on Steffi Graf’s unique accomplishment in 1988, Djokovic emphasized his relentless pursuit, stating, You can win four slams and an Olympic gold. I have always set the highest ambitions and goals, and that won’t change for the next year.
Asserting his continued drive and motivation, Djokovic highlighted the unwavering passion that fuels his pursuit of success, especially in the most prestigious tournaments in the realm of sports. He credited his team’s support and his body’s responsiveness, expressing gratitude for the alignment that aids in his continued performance.
Amidst his reflections, the 24-time Grand Slam champion expressed immense pride in his season, stating that four out of five tournaments… I couldn’t ask for more, to be honest. Recognizing it as one of the most successful years in his illustrious career, Djokovic acknowledged the remarkable journey shared with his team, considering it a great reward for their collective efforts.