Novak Djokovic has said he will make overhauling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 grand slam singles titles his priority, after he was crowned  for an incredible Australian open champion for a ninth time.

Djokovic, who revealed he had sustained an abdominal tear of the oblique in his third-round victory against Taylor Fritz, beat Medvedev in straight sets to secure his 18th grand slam title in total. His victory also confirmed the 33-year-old victor will celebrate his 311th week as world No 1 next month, finally surpassing Federer’s all-time record, although the Serb admitted his main target will now be competing for more major titles.

“I don’t feel like I’m old or tired or anything like that,” said Djokovic. “But I know that biologically and realistically things are different than they were 10 years ago for me. I have to be smarter with my schedule and peak at the right time. So the slams are the tournaments where I want to be able to perform my best.

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