'24 is a good number for Novak Djokovic', says WTA legend



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'24 is a good number for Novak Djokovic', says WTA legend

Novak Djokovic clinched his 20th Grand Slam title a few weeks ago. By winning eight of the last 12 majors, the world number 1 has closed the gap that separated him from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in a very short period of time.

Still in top form, the Serbian veteran is the prime suspect to end his career with the most Grand Slams in his pocket. King Roger is far from the glories of the past and will turn 40 in just over a week, while Rafa has taken a two-month break after the semifinal lost at Roland Garros.

It is no secret that Djokovic is aiming for the 'Calendar Golden Slam' this year, having also included the Tokyo Olympics in his schedule. The 34-year-old from Belgrade reached the quarters without giving up a single set, showing a notable superiority over the ranks of his rivals.

In a recent interview with 'Tennis.com', WTA legend Martina Navratilova expressed some interesting thoughts on Nole's future.

Martina Navratilova on Novak Djokovic

"Somewhere between 23 and 25. I'm settling on 24," Martina Navratilova told Tennis.com.

Novak Djokovic's a young 34-year-old and he's still got another three or four years left, and you've got to figure he'll win at least one a year, so yeah, maybe even more. But 24 is a good number I think (for Novak Djokovic to end up with)."

During the conversation, Navratilova also weighed in on Naomi Osaka's prospects at this year's US Open, where the Japanese is the defending champion. "I think she (Naomi Osaka) has a very good chance of repeating and winning the US Open for the third time," Navratilova said.

Navratilova then shifted her focus to Serena Williams. The American reckons the 23-time Major champion is unlikely to win more than one Grand Slam over the rest of her career. "24 is very possible," Navratilova said.

More probably not. I thought she had a great shot at Wimbledon. Didn't happen. If she's healthy then US Open is her best shot at it other than Wimbledon. It's about a 50-50 proposition at this point." The 2020 Tokyo Olympics, so far, can be best described as a roller-coaster ride.

With one too many dramatic turns, it has thoroughly entertained tennis fans, in particular, delivering more than expected. However, one of the most astonishing moments so far has been the infamous game between Naomi Osaka and Markéta Vondroušová.

The third round of the women’s singles event saw Osaka crash out of the tournament in shocking style. Devastated, she initially avoided speaking to the media post-game.