Mats Willander: Novak Djokovic might win US Open and then never win Major again

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Mats Willander: Novak Djokovic might win US Open and then never win Major again

Eurosport tennis expert Mats Willander would not be surprised at all if Novak Djokovic wins the US Open and then never again wins a Grand Slam. Djokovic, 34, has been absolutely dominant at the Grand Slam level this year, winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Djokovic handed a straight-set defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the Australian Open final, before recovering from two sets down against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final. In the Wimbledon final, Djokovic recovered from a set down to beat Matteo Berrettini.

Djokovic is now aiming to win the US Open and complete a Calendar Grand Slam. Also, Djokovic will claim a record 21st Grand Slam title if he wins it all at Flushing Meadows. "The chance to win a calendar Grand Slam will make him even more determined, if that is possible,” Wilander said, per Tennishead.

“I would not be surprised if he wins the US Open and then never wins another Grand Slam. “The 21-thing is a heavy burden, and the calendar Grand Slam is a pleasure trip for him, the chance to do something that he thought he’d never have the opportunity to do.

The chance to do this is why I make him the favourite to win the US Open”.

Wilander expects Djokovic to bounce back at the US Open

After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic set his eyes on winning his maiden gold medal. Unfortunately for Djokovic, he ended up leaving the Tokyo Olympics without a med.

"I think what happened at the Olympics won’t have an affect on Novak Djokovic,” added Willander. "But it will affect the other players. And they will be thinking if Carreno Busta can beat Djokovic for a medal, then “wow” – that is huge because Carreno Busta doesn’t have the same weapons as Zverev or Daniil Medvedev. Carreno doesn’t have a big serve, but he can still beat Novak Djokovic”.