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Djokovic not planning to retire anytime soon

There has been speculation about Novak Djokovic’s future since Roger Federer finally hung his boots at the Laver Open last week.

Federer’s retirement proved that nobody can beat the ravages of time and Djokovic is slowly approaching the same questions.

However, the Serb has ruled out following in Federer’s footsteps any time soon.

After all, Djokovic is very much still at the top of his game.

He won his 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon just under three months ago.

The only blip was, he was unable to compete in either the Australian Open or US Open due to his vaccination status.

At 35 years old himself, Djokovic is just six years Federer’s junior.

It was back in 2017 when he suffered his first serious injury that kept him out for several months.

Finally, the Serb underwent surgery on his elbow.

He’s dominated the men’s game ever since, winning nine of the last 18 Grand Slam titles.

At the same time, future stars of the sport have begun flexing their muscles.

Carlos Alcaraz is seen as the next big thing in tennis after his win at the US Open, while Daniil Medvedev, Casper Ruud and Jannik Sinner are all showing promise.

Despite this, Djokovic still feels confident that he can compete and dominate the other stars on tour.

“I still feel my body is serving me, is listening to me well. That’s the key I think when you get to 35-plus,” Djokovic said.

“I think you just feel that things are different than when you were 25, for sure, with the way you respond, I mean, your body responds to some competitions maybe, or tournaments that you play in the schedule if you play a few weeks in a row.

“Obviously that’s different. So I am adjusting my scheduling much, much more, you know. I’m not playing as much as I played few years ago. I want to peak at the best tournaments, biggest tournaments in the world, which are Grand Slams and some of the biggest ATP events, playing for my country.”

“I really want to keep going. I don’t have the ending of my career on the horizon at the moment. I can’t give you a number of years. I don’t know.”

That’s good news for all the ‘None’ fans out there.

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