Novak Djokovic’s No Holds Barred Assault on Nadal; Star’s Ambition for Each Report and Unmasked Authenticity

NOVAK DJOKOVIC subtly took intention at tennis rival Rafael Nadal after successful the Paris Masters on Sunday.

The world No.1 beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the fortieth Masters title of his profession.

Novak Djokovic subtly took intention at Rafael Nadal after successful the Paris MastersCredit score: The Mega Company

Djokovic beat Grigor Dimitrov to win the title

Djokovic beat Grigor Dimitrov to win the titleCredit score: Getty

And after the match he reiterated his need to interrupt “all potential data” earlier than retiring.

Djokovic mentioned: “I’m going for all potential data, all that I can break.

“I’ve by no means had an issue saying that. And that’s why individuals don’t like me.”

The 36-year-old then appeared to take intention at Nadal, who performed down his personal achievements final yr by saying: “I don’t care a lot if I’m the one or not the one, or the very best of the historical past, not the very best of the historical past.”

Djokovic added: “I didn’t faux like some individuals.. to say that it’s not my aim, after which to behave otherwise after… I all the time tried to be in keeping with what I imagine.”

The Serbia-born star already holds the document for essentially the most Grand Slams gained within the males’s singles with 24 – two greater than Nadal and 4 greater than now-retired Roger Federer.

However he now has his sights set on Jimmy Connors’ document for essentially the most ATP titles in historical past, which stands at 109.

Djokovic, who at present has 97, went on so as to add: “Why shouldn’t I attempt to break that document too? Now I’ve 12 much less [than Connors] however I even have a couple of extra years of profitable tennis.

“I attempt to take pleasure in these moments that now imply and are value double.

“When you think about the stage of my life and profession that I’m in, and to win such a giant match.

“Though it might look like a routine to individuals, each win on the Masters and Grand Slam ranges actually means a lot to me.”

Rafael Nadal previously claimed that he didn't care if he was the best player in the world or not

Rafael Nadal beforehand claimed that he didn’t care if he was the very best participant on the earth or notCredit score: AFP