Novak Djokovic, world number, has said he aims to break Roger Federer’s 20 major singles titles record.
Speaking ahead of his first game at the 2019 US Open, the 16 Grand Slam winner said reaching the Swiss’ record in the sport as the highest major winner, is his ambition.
He said: “It does put a certain level of responsibility to me, as well, because I am aiming to do that.
“It’s definitely one of my ambitions and goals, if you want. Especially now, more or less everything is about Grand Slams, in terms of how I see tennis and how I approach them because they matter the most.”
The Wimbledon champion, who is scheduled to play under flood lights on Tuesday, said he is warming up to the match.
“I personally have enjoyed lots of success and have been blessed to play well on these courts here in the US Open, especially the Arthur Ashe.
“I have not lost too many matches in my career playing night session, and a lot of matches that I get to play in Arthur Ashe are night sessions. So I really do enjoy that loud atmosphere that happens in there. So, I really do enjoy that loud atmosphere that happens in there, which is quite the opposite of, for example, Wimbledon, except the last finals match.
“And I think you just adjust to it. You adapt to it. You accept it. You embrace it. I do embrace it because I think it’s good for our sport to have various different atmospheres on the centre courts of four different Grand Slams.”