Novak Djokovic made tennis history at Wimbledon on Wednesday when he notched up the most consecutive grand slam match victories in the open era – and then said he aimed to continue his assault on the record books.
The defending champion brushed past France’s Adrian Mannarino 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-5) to book his place in the third round.
It was the Serb’s 30th consecutive grand slam match win, beating Rod Laver’s record of 29 set in 1969-70.
“I have to be very grateful to have the opportunity to make the history of the sport,” the world No.1 said.
“Knowing that I won 30 in a row, it’s very pleasing. I want to keep on going. Let’s see where it takes me.
“Every single record that I managed to achieve in the last couple of years is important.
“Every next one that I have a possibility to achieve is more motivation.”
Djokovic last lost a slam match in last year’s French Open final against Stan Wawrinka.
He now holds all four major titles and has another historic mark in his sights.
The 29-year-old is aiming to become the first man since Laver in 1969 to achieve the calendar grand slam – winning the four major titles in a single season.
Also seeking his third consecutive Wimbledon crown, Djokovic played well within himself during the second-round match against the 55th-ranked Mannarino and was rarely troubled.