"It doesn’t concern me": Novak Djokovic reveals rankings not 'priority anymore' ahead of French Open

Monday, 27 May 2024 at 10:45
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Serbia’s legendary tennis star, Novak Djokovic, has revealed that he does not care about rankings anymore. The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic has struggled with form this year where he has not managed to play in the final of any event. For this reason, the Belgrade-born is now in danger of losing the top spot in the ATP rankings to Italy’s Jannik Sinner, who has been simply unstoppable. Addressing that ahead of his French Open opener against Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Djokovic stated that he does not care about rankings anymore and that there is a lot of motivation, especially in Grand Slams.
“At Slams, there is still a lot of motivation,” he said. “At other tournaments not so much, but Slams, playing for Serbia, Olympics… Those kinds of things still move me, still give me strength and desire. I mean, that really is sufficient at this point in my career, that’s why I still play professionally. Ranking is not my priority anymore – whether I add one, five or ten more weeks, it doesn’t concern me, I think I’ve done pretty well in that department.”

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