'I feel that nobody tested Novak Djokovic to the highest...', says top coach

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'I feel that nobody tested Novak Djokovic to the highest...', says top coach

The results in this 2021 of Novak Djokovic are crazy and in the eventuality the Serbian champion manages to end the year with the Golden Slam he could minimize the question on the GOAT. Nole has won eight of the last twelve Grand Slams up for grabs, his domination was incredible and we can remember that even at the US Open last year, before the 'famous' case with the chair judge he was the big favorite of the tournament.

Marian Vajda on Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is undeniably one of the greatest players to have entered the world of tennis, as proved by his records and titles. His coach, Marian Vajda, believes that there is no player in the world who can challenge the Serb.

His performance at the Wimbledon Championships 2021 proved his coach’s words to be true. “I feel that nobody tested Novak to the highest point. For the finals, I told my family that there were going to be four sets and one tie break – my prediction was good,” said Vajda in an interview with Tennis Majors.

Vajda is someone who hasn’t won too many titles or Grand Slam titles in his career; however, he has been a driving force for Djokovic. The innumerable records and titles in Djokovic’s career are the result of their strong bond.

After the great maestro, Roger Federer, Djoker has been the only player to dominate the grass court at SW19. He has won three successive titles at Wimbledon, the most memorable one being in 2019; the two players went neck-to-neck and Djokovic beat Federer in a five-hour classic thriller.

“Novak plays intelligent grass court tennis and he has the most experience; he has been excelling on grass for years, which was a big advantage against Berrettini. For Matteo it was really difficult – in his first Slam final, the opponent was Novak at Wimbledon,” said Vajda.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic featured in a tournament together for the first time at the 2004 Bangkok Open - when they were 23 and 17 years of age respectively. Federer was World No. 1 at the time and ended up winning the tournament, while Djokovic suffered an opening-round exit.

At Indian Wells in 2007 was the first time Djokovic earned a better result than Federer when the two took part in the same event. By then, Federer had opened up a 16-0 lead. The Serb backed up that run by winning the very next tournament in Miami. It marked the first instance Djokovic won a tournament in which Federer was present.