With 15 Slam titles, Djokovic is now five behind Federer’s men’s record of 20. REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Novak Djokovic sounds like a man ready to embrace the chase. Already at 15 Grand Slam titles, Djokovic is now only two majors behind Rafael Nadal's total of 17, and five shy of Roger Federer's men's record of 20 .Against Nadal, who hadn't dropped a set in the tournament or a service game since the first round, Djokovic managed five breaks.So it is that everything seems in play at the moment for Djokovic.Catching up to, and eventually surpassing, Nadal and Federer: Why not?When Djokovic's childhood idol, Pete Sampras, won the 2002 U.S. Open by beating his greatest rival, Andre Agassi, in the final, it raised his Grand Slam count to 14 .Federer, Nadal and Djokovic had a combined zero major championships back then.Federer is 37, Nadal is 32, and Djokovic is 31 .So, yes, maybe Federer will add to his total. Nadal seems certain to, especially on the French Open's red clay.
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