'Novak Djokovic came after Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and destroyed..' says his..

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All eyes are set at Novak Djokovic during the season's last Major in New York. Heading to the US Open with 21 wins at Majors this year, Novak is bidding to become the first owner of a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969!

After failures at the last year's US Open and Roland Garros, Novak has thrown everything at Major events in 2021, winning the opening three and chasing history in New York. Alongside an ultra-exclusive calendar Grand Slam, Djokovic wants to add the 21st Major crown to his tally and pass Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the first time.

Tallon Griekspoor praised Novak Djokovic ahead of their US Open clash.

Novak has been a player to beat since 2011, securing more notable titles and records than all the other players and melting the deficit to those legends in front of him.

Novak defeated Holger Rune in the US Open opening round and will face another player from outside the top-100 in the second, Tallon Griekspoor. The Dutchman is excited about meeting Novak for the first time, praising him and saying it's the strongest possible rival on hard courts.

Tallon admired Novak as the ultimate record holder, rising above Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and earning almost every notable achievement in our sport. "I can not believe that I'm playing against Novak Djokovic; that's crazy.

It will be tough, as you can not find bigger challenges than facing Novak on hard court. It's probably going to be on Arthur Ashe, the biggest tennis stadium in the world. I had problems with my visa, and I decided to practice on clay on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

On Thursday, the USTA sent me an email and told me I'm ready to go. I respect Novak and the fact he has been at the top for so long. Rafa and Roger were there before him, and Novak came and basically destroyed every record in the book.

The guy has been so solid through the years, he has been so good for so long. Novak is the game's legend. It's going to be very tough but also exciting at the same time. I really enjoy playing the big guys on the big courts; it's such an honor.

They are not going to be around for so long. This is why you practice and play tennis, and I'm really looking forward to facing Novak on Thursday," Tallon Griekspoor said.