Former World No. 1 Chris Evert has targeted Novak Djokovic to become the greatest tennis player of all time. The 34-year-old Djokovic remains as dominant as ever despite his age. This season, Djokovic went all the way at the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and now hopes to win the US Open and capture a Calendar Grand Slam.
After winning Wimbledon, Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the list of all-time Grand Slam records with 20 majors. “I think Novak (Djokovic) if he has another three or four years, especially, I think he will have to be considered the best of all time.
Mentally, physically, my God, and emotionally he is above all, I think, "Evert told FanSided's Da Windy City podcast. Evert also acknowledged the greatness of Federer and Nadal. "Shot shot, Roger Federer art. Fitness and warrior, fighter Rafa Nadal but Djokovic will win more tournaments and win more Grand Slam tournaments and have a better record."
Courier talks about Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is vying to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win the Calendar Slam.
While speaking during the Australian Open Show prior to the start of the tournament, Jim Courier claimed that while the World No. 1 is the "heavy favorite" for the title in New York, he will be under immense pressure. "It's a different environment for him (Novak Djokovic) this year, the pressure he'll feel will be unlike anything he has felt so far in his career," Courier said.
"It's going to be fascinating to see how he manages that because he's clearly the heavy, heavy favorite based on how he has played on hardcourts in recent times." The American claimed it would be "fun to watch" Djokovic navigating his way through the New York draw, even if the pressure might get too much eventually.
"I think that (rest after Olympics) will do him a world of good," Courier said. "But I do think that the pressure is going to be heavy on his shoulders, and I'm not sure he's going to be able to manage it, but it's going to be fun to watch." High entertaining drama is about to grace the courts of New York.
The iconic US Open 2021 will soon kick-start a 2 week-long journey, with a star-studded lineup heading the enthralling battles. Notably, as all gear up to fight for the title, one man’s ambitions surpass the others’. Novak Djokovic begins his tournament, aiming for the historic Calendar-Year Grand Slam.