After completing a record-breaking Australian Open victory, Novak Djokovic has designs on Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam crowns. Djokovic won a record seventh Melbourne crown, 15th Grand Slam title and third in a row after Wimbledon and the US Open when he swatted aside Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 in a two-hour exhibition of tennis perfection on Sunday. The Serbian world number one said he was motivated to "have a shot" at Federer's record but conceded that it was "still far" away.
After celebrating the demolition of his greatest rival in their 53rd meeting he told that "He is aware that making history of the sport that as He truly loves is something special. Of course, it motivates Him." He further added that "Playing Grand Slams, biggest ATP events, is my utmost priority, I do want to definitely focus myself on continuing to improve my game and maintaining the overall well-being that I have -- mental, physical, emotional -- so I would be able to compete at such a high level for the years to come and have a shot at eventually getting closer to Roger's record".
It was the manner of victory that had many, including Djokovic, believing he can go on to match or possibly overtake Federer. At 31 years old, six years younger than Federer, he has time on his side. Djokovic has already ripped one record from Federer's grasp -- lifting the Norman Brookes trophy for the seventh time put him clear of the Swiss maestro and Roy Emerson, who both won six Australian Open men's singles titles.