Novak Djokovic has hit back at Rafael Nadal and suggesting he is obsessed with breaking all of tennis’ records.
Before the Barcelona open, Nadal has stated that Djokovic cannot think of anything else other than putting himself in the record books.
“I cannot speak on his [Nadal’s] behalf, I do not know the way he thinks, but, it is his right to voice an opinion: how he sees me in regards to records, etc,” Djokovic said.
“Personally, I do not feel that I am obsessed with anything in life; what I feel is passion and huge desire. I am going towards achieving my goals and I have never had a problem verbalising it.
“Maybe someone cannot say something and then stick to it, but I never found it hard to say: ‘I want to break that record or reach a certain goal’.
“I do not know why that would be a bad thing, not just in terms of records, but anything, politics in tennis for instance.
“Ever since I was a young player, I did not fear voicing my goals: I wanted to be number one and to win Slams.
“Of course, those goals are growing – when you fulfil one, another one appears. It is my path, and it is unique, just like Rafa’s.”