Djokovic aims to keep breaking records

Djokovic aims to keep breaking records

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.

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