Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic has admitted that winning all four Grand Slams in 2021 would be his greatest achievement. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, is one of the most accomplished players in tennis history and he is on the verge of accomplishing another historic feat.
Djokovic has been absolutely dominant at the Grand Slam level this season, winning it all at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. “I think it’s an easy question, yes, it would be,” Djokovic said when asked if winning all four majors in 2021 would be his greatest achievement, per Tennishead.
“Obviously I know how big of an opportunity is in front of me here in New York where historically I’ve played really well over the years. It’s probably the most entertaining tennis court that we have. Crowd will be back [in the] stadium.
“I can’t wait. Honestly, I’m very motivated to play my best tennis. But I have to hit one ball at a time, as they say, try to be in the moment, have a guiding star in a way, a dream to win a slam here which would obviously complete the calendar slam.
“I’m hugely inspired and motivated by that, no doubt”.
Djokovic wants to do something that hasn't been done since 1969
The last man to win all four Majors in the same season was Australian tennis legend Rod Laver, who accomplished the feat in 1969.
Just over 50 years later, Djokovic is a title away from winning all four Majors in the same year. After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic was aiming to win his first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics but he ended up leaving Tokyo without a medal.
After the Tokyo Olympics, Djokovic decided to take a break and didn't play any events leading up to the US Open. Still, Djokovic is the top favorite to win the US Open.