Djokovic revels in record-breaking win


Novak Djokovic is becoming increasingly synonymous with the words 'making history' after he celebrated an Open era record 30th consecutive grand slam win at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Djokovic made light work of France's Adrian Mannarino to become the first man into the third round at the All England Club, winning 6-4 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

While Rod Laver (31) and Don Budge (37) still edge the Serb for consecutive wins at the highest level, Djokovic said he welcomes any opportunity to set records in tennis as it helps to keep him motivated amidst a gluttony of titles.

"I have to be very grateful to have the opportunity to make history of the sport," Djokovic said after the match.

"Of course, every single record that I manage to achieve in last couple of years is important and is unique to me.

"Every next one that I have a possibility to achieve is motivation more. That's how I look at it.

"It makes my team and myself very proud of what we managed to accomplish."

But even for a man who has won as many grand slams and set as many records as Djokovic, this was a special milestone to achieve.

His last loss at a grand slam came at the 2015 French Open final when he was defeated by Stanislas Wawrinka.

"The record that I managed to break today, yes, is one of the better ones because obviously as a professional tennis player, you always aim to play your best in grand slams," he said.

"You want to be consistent and win as many matches in these tournaments that matter the most in our sport.

"Knowing that I won 30 in a row, it's very pleasing obviously. I want to keep on going. Let's see where it takes me."