• Twenty-eight-year-old says he can go on as long as 33-year-old Federer
• Serb has won only once at Flushing Meadows and wants more
The good news for Novak Djokovic is that, at 28 and with nine majors to his name, he is getting better. The bad news for everyone else is that the newly minted Wimbledon champion says he might play on for as long as the 33-year-old Roger Federer, whom he beat over four sets of a tense and thoroughly absorbing final on Sunday.
“I feel like I’m at the peak of my abilities and career, and I want to use that for as long as I can,” he said on Monday . When asked if Federer’s enduring career was an inspiration, the world No1 said: “How long I can go I really don’t want to predict. Roger is 33 and he also doesn’t think about how many years he can go.