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Novak Djokovic has no plans to quit, declaring: “I’ll be here a long time”

Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a forehand during his quarter finals match against Lorenzo Sonego

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Novak Djokovic says he has no plans to retire any time soon. The Serb has had another stellar year on the ATP Tour, finishing as year-end world number one for a record-equalling sixth time.

“I don’t think about age as an issue for me, maybe that I have a year or two or three left in me to fight for more Slams,” Djokovic told the Evening Standard. “Sure, I have to be a bit more strategic from next season with creating my calendar, which tournaments I want to prioritise and where I want to peak.

“But as long as the desire is there, I’m healthy and I have the support of my family, I’ll keep on playing. I don’t see it as an obligation, it’s not a financial issue or anything like that, I just still enjoy it and want to compete at the highest level. As long as I feel like that, I’ll be here a long time. I don’t want to put an expiry date on me yet!”

Source: TennisHead

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