By: Sports activities Desk |
Up to date: June 5, 2020 5:22:01 pm
Novak Djokovic is three behind Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam report of 20 wins. (Supply: File Photograph)
For the higher a part of twenty years, the ‘Big Three’ — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic — has dominated the world of tennis, successful a complete of 46 Grand Slams amongst them.
For years, the trio has been locked in a decent battle, however former world primary Ana Ivanovic believes that her compatriot Djokovic, who’s on 17 Grand Slams, may break Federer’s all-time report of 20 Grand Slams.
Earlier than the sporting world went into lockdown mode, Djokovic was having a dream begin to the yr. He lifted the ATP Cup with Serbia, received a record-extending eighth Australian Open title, after which accomplished a fifth triumph on the Dubai Tennis Championships, extending his unbeaten run to 21 matches.
“Probably because he has time on his side. He still definitely has at least two years left to do that and that’s one of his big goals,” Ivanovic instructed Eurosport.
Ivanovic, the winner of the 2008 French Open, recalled how she and Djokovic grew up enjoying collectively in Serbia.
“We grew up in Serbia together and we started playing tennis at similar times — me a year later. Over the years, he had his own path and I had my path, but what he has achieved is really amazing,” she concluded.
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Even Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic feels that the 33-year-old will finally overtake Federer’s tally. Djokovic and Nadal have shared the final eight Grand Slam titles between themselves, whereas Federer’s final Grand Slam was the 2018 Australian Open.
“In my opinion, Novak is the best and he is the only one who can win a calendar Grand Slam. If he’s healthy, I think he’ll break that (Federer’s) record,” stated Ivanisevic in an interview with Nova TV.
“Unfortunately, I don’t think Federer will win any more Grand Slam, because he certainly won’t come back younger. But he should not be written off.”
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