'Even if Novak Djokovic doesn't win the title in New York...', says former star



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'Even if Novak Djokovic doesn't win the title in New York...', says former star

There are only a few hours left and the US Open 2021 will begin. The most awaited man in this tournament can only be the Serbian champion and number one in the world Novak Djokovic: there is really a lot of anticipation and curiosity to understand if Nole will be able to win this tournament and in this case the Serbian will achieve one of the greatest feats of the sport, that is to win the Grand Slam (the four Slam tournaments in the same year).

After the defeat in Tokyo, the Balkan tennis player confessed his emotions and recounted his feelings in view of his debut at Flushing Meadows. Here are the words of the Serbian tennis player: "I think that winning the Grand Slam would be the most important goal of my career, the truth is that I love this tournament, I have returned from good performances and I am motivated.

I can make this dream come true, it is a historic occasion and I am aware that I will have to manage all the pressures and expectations around my matches. In the end it is always a Grand Slam tournament, there are different expectations and feelings but it is about winning seven games in five sets against some of the best tennis players in the world.

The first time I thought I could do the Grand Slam was after Roland Garros and now I'm ready to get it. Laver's record? I have not spoken to him, but I would like to receive some advice to manage what will happen in these weeks, he is one of the best in history and I admire him."

Barbara Schett opens up on Novak Djokovic

Former World No. 7 Barbara Schett believes Novak Djokovic will go down as the best male player in the history of the sport. The Austrian also reckons Roger Federer will not win another Major, while Rafael Nadal might struggle when he returns in 2022.

"I think he will finish as the best in history, Schett was quoted as by the Punto de Break website. "Whether you like him or not, it doesn't matter. If he wins this tournament, he will be the one with the most Grand Slams.

I don't think Federer will win another one. We would be content to see him play again and with Rafa, things are not getting easy either. I don't think Medvedev, Tsitsipas and the rest will win 21 Grand Slams. Djokovic looks like he is 27 or 28 years old.

He is very fit and takes very good care of his body. Even if he doesn't win the title in New York, he will keep winning more. He knows how important the next few years are for that," Schett continued. Schett believes the youngsters, all aged 25-and-under, can deal some damage over the next fortnight at the US Open.

"In order, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev and Berrettini," Schett responded when asked to name her favorites for the men's title after Djokovic.