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“Beyond fortunate to win 23 times”, Novak Djokovic reacts after record-breaking French Open triumph

“Beyond fortunate to win 23 times”, Novak Djokovic reacts after record-breaking French Open triumph

Novak Djokovic created Tennis history at Paris by lifting a record 23rd Grand Slam title. With the win, the 36-year old went past his rival Rafael Nadal's tally of Grand Slam wins and has reinforced the claim as the "GOAT" in Tennis.

French Open 2023: Novak Djokovic created Tennis history at Paris by lifting a record 23rd Grand Slam title. With the win, the 36-year old went past his rival Rafael Nadal’s tally of Grand Slam wins and has reinforced the claim as the “GOAT” in Tennis.

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“Beyond fortunate to win 23 times”, Novak Djokovic reacts after record-breaking French Open triumph

Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud 7-6, 6-3, 7-5 to capture his third French Open title. Speaking after the win, an elated Djokovic said, “Obviously a Grand Slam is a Grand Slam. The four biggest tournaments that we have in our sport. Every single player dreams of being on this stage and winning the trophy at least once in their career. I’m beyond fortunate in my life to win 23 times, it’s an incredible feeling.”

Out of all the Grand Slams that Djokovic has won, he has found the French Open the toughest. He has won the Australian Open 10 times, Wimbledon seven times and the US Open thrice. On Sunday, he won his third title at the French Open.

“It is no coincidence that I won the 23rd Grand Slam here in Paris because this tournament was really in my entire career the toughest to win. A lot of emotions here on this court, also off the court,” he stated after lifting the trophy.

He then turned towards his corner and thanked his family and friends for their big role. “My team. My Family, My wife, parents and kids, everyone is here. My two brothers are not there but I love them very much. You know what we have been through.”

“The trials and tribulations every single day. You know how difficult I can be on a daily basis. I want to tank you first of all for patience and tolerance because that stands out more than anything else, thank you very much,” he said.

He ended his speech with a motivating message. “I was a seven year old dreaming that I could win Wimbledon and become World No.1 one day. As I said I am beyond grateful and blessed to be standing here with so many incredible achievements. But one thing is for sure. I feel that I had the power to create my own destiny. I tried to visualise every single thing in my life and not only believe it but really feel it with every cell in my body.”

“I just want to send a message out there to every young person. Be in the present moment. Forget about what happened in the past. Future is something that is just going to happen. But if you want a better future, you create it. Take the means in your hands. Believe it. Create it,” he concluded.

“Beyond fortunate to win 23 times”, Novak Djokovic reacts after record-breaking French Open triumph

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