Djokovic: Slam titles no longer priority

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) Novak Djokovic says Grand Slam trophies and the No. 1 ranking are no longer his priorities.

The top-ranked Serb, who has won 12 major titles, said after a light training session in Belgrade on Friday that he felt emotionally drained after winning the French Open in June for his first Grand Slam on clay. He became only the third man to win all four major tournaments in a row, something last done almost 50 years ago.

"I psychologically felt huge pressure, and now I'm no longer thinking about the number of titles. If they come, super, I will accept them," Djokovic said. "After all, tennis is not the only thing in the world."


2016 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 14,040
2 A. Murray 9,345
3 S. Wawrinka 6,365
4 R. Nadal 4,940
5 K. Nishikori 4,875
6 M. Raonic 4,510
7 R. Federer 3,730
8 G. Monfils 3,545
9 T. Berdych 3,470
10 D. Thiem 3,295
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2016 WTA Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 A. Kerber 8,730
2 S. Williams 7,050
3 G. Muguruza 5,830
4 A. Radwanska 5,530
5 S. Halep 4,742
6 K. Pliskova 4,425
7 V. Williams 3,815
8 C. Suarez Navarro 3,330
9 M. Keys 3,287
10 S. Kuznetsova 3,250
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