Novak Djokovic handed Wimbledon boost by Stefanos Tsitsipas as Serb seeks Golden Slam
Novak Djokovic will be hoping to seal yet another Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this year.He previously strolled to victory at the Australian Open back in February and will need to clinch the US Open and Olympic titles in order to complete a remarkable clean sweep if he adds to his tally at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic looks like he could play for another decade and leave Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in his wake, according to Mats Wilander. Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title with victory at Wimbledon at the weekend to put him level with his rivals.
The Serb dominated Matteo Berrettini in the final despite dropping the second set to his Italian opponent.
It means Djokovic is on course to win a calendar Grand Slam with a potential Olympic gold medal and US Open triumph to come.
The 34-year-old has already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in a dominant 2021.
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Wilander thinks Djokovic is now a class above the likes of Federer and Nadal and could absolutely obliterate their records.
"When you look at Federer or Nadal, you say to yourself: 'Ok why not another year or two' and then after you see Novak and you think: 'Come on, 10 more years!" Wilander wrote in L'EquipeLink.
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"He (Novak Djokovic) is smarter than before," continued Wilander.
"When Andre Agassi started working with him in 2017, he confided in me all his surprise at seeing how little Novak leaned into the characteristics of his opponent, he placed himself in the machine world, stuck to his line, did not miss and played clean shots."
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Novak Djokovic sailed through to the semi finals of Wimbledon with a straight-sets win over Marton Fucsovics.Fucsovics, competing in the quarter finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, was always up against it in trying to cause an upset on Centre Court.
Djokovic will likely have to compete against the next generation stars more and more in the next few years.
Berrettini, Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov are all touted to do well in years to come.
But for now, Djokovic is absolutely dominating the sport with nobody near his consistent level of play.
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Nadal's uncle Toni believes the Serbian is not quite at his top level of performance though.
Nadal told El Pais: "I think that Djokovic's current level is not the same as in 2011 or 2015, but it has been shown that the Serbian is still one step ahead of the new generation of players.
"He has beaten three of those emerging tennis players in the last three Grand Slam finals.
Comment: Novak Djokovic may never be the people’s champion but a bigger prize will be his
Novak Djokovic drew level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 Slams.As the world No 1 secured his sixth Wimbledon title with a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 victory against misfiring Italian opponent Matteo Berrettini in a curious final on Centre Court, Djokovic drew level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by joining his long-time rivals with 20 Grand Slam titles.
"Let's remember that he also beat Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open.
"But this victory at Wimbledon goes to prove something else.
"The Balkan seems to be, at the moment, the one with the best momentum to proclaim himself the winner in the fight to score the highest number of Grand Slams.
"In a month and a half the US Open will be played and there he will have his first chance to get ahead on the scoreboard.
"Although it is also true that Rafael will fight for his, and if I have never lost something, it is my unshakable faith in him."
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