With the victory for Novak Djokovic (1st) against Ricardas Berankis (66 °) in the Roland Garros second round, the Serbian could equaling Roger Federer for a record 70 or more Grand Slam wins. Till the date, the Swiss was the only tennis player to have that number in the four most important tournaments of the circuit.
“Reaching that many victories is a great achievement. It makes me proud and makes me happy.. My goal is always to play my best tennis at the Grand Slam. I think it’s the same for Federer and Nadal, the best players of the last 10, 15 years. “ Djokovic said after the game against the Lithuanian. Further, both the Swiss and the Serbian are 25 wins behind Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, being the Spanish who obtained more victories in this contest.
Djokovic also expressed that “These records are not going to define what I do and how I feel on the court, but it is good to mention them. It is a small confirmation that I have been able to play my best tennis throughout my career”.
The Serbian will meet in the third round of Roland Garros to the colombian Daniel Galán (153 °) to whom he recognized that he does not know much. “I have never seen him play. I will have to do a little research and watch videos with my team to prepare properly,” said the world number one.