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Novak Djokovic shuts down Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal claims at Japan Open

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Novak Djokovic wants to be known as the greatest of all time and does not want to be compared to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The Serbian hopes he will be judged only on what he has achieved throughout his career.

“I understand why people want to talk about record-breaking, but I feel like we all have our own path, and we all have different careers and just different journeys through life and through tennis,” Djokovic said. “I want to be able to build my own path and build my own legacy and focus on that rather than breaking someone else’s record. Of course, I care about history. Of course, I want to be the best I can possibly be in the history of this sport. But again, my main attention or focus goes to fueling my own journey and creating my own legacy.”

The 16-time Grand Slam winner will return to action for the first time since the US Open with a match against Alexei Popyrin.

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