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'I still want more achievements' – Djokovic not done yet after surpassing Graf

By Sports Desk February 27, 2023

Novak Djokovic remains set on more success after surpassing Steffi Graf's record for weeks spent at world number one.

On Monday, Djokovic celebrated a 378th week as the best player in men's tennis, which overtook the all-time record (for men or women) set by Graf.

Like Graf, Djokovic has won 22 grand slam titles, though the 35-year-old remains in the hunt for more glory.

After his Australian Open triumph earlier this season, Djokovic will be hoping a 94th ATP Tour-level title comes his way at this week's Dubai Tennis Championships.

"I still want more achievements," Djokovic said ahead of breaking Graf's record.

"I could not have imagined this, I was dreaming as a kid to be Wimbledon champion, to be number one in the world. I achieved those dreams in 2011.

"After that, I wanted more. Of course, I'm driven by the goals. I'm as dedicated to the sport really as anybody else.

"It's surreal in a way to be that many weeks at world number one, to match Steffi Graf, who is one of the all-time greats of our sport. Just being among these legendary names is flattering. I'm very proud."

Djokovic's campaign in Dubai starts against Tomas Machac on Tuesday.

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