Greg Rusedski: Novak Djokovic could win five or six consecutive Grand Slams

Rusedski thinks Djokovic's streak at the Grand Slam level could extend into 2022.

by Dzevad Mesic
Greg Rusedski: Novak Djokovic could win five or six consecutive Grand Slams

Former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski believes that Novak Djokovic could end up winning more than just a Calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic, ranked at No. 1 in the world, hasn't lost a match at the Grand Slam level this year, winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.

Djokovic is now the top favorite to win the US Open and become the first player since 1969 to win all Grand Slams in the same year. Rusedski believes that Djokovic's streak could end at five or six consecutive Grand Slams captured.

"On the Calendar Slam) Federer hasn’t done it, Nadal hasn’t done it. Rod Laver was last to do it in 1969, and also when Rod did it – three of the surfaces were grass and one was clay,” Rusedski told Express Sport, as revealed on Tennishead.

“So for him [Djokovic] to do it in the same year is extraordinary. Plus, he breaks the record of most Slams in the men’s game, and then he goes to his favourite Grand Slam in Australia – so he could go five, or even six [Slams] in a row”.

Djokovic locked in on his goal of achieving more success

"I don't know what to say… Do my successes get that attention, that kind of celebration or acceptance from the media and people in tennis, as may be the case with the successes of some others… Again, I am grateful for the fact that I play a sport that I love and that I am successful in it.

I have recorded many historical results so far, I know who I am and what I am. I know what I have achieved, so no one can take it away from me in any way. If they sometimes try to diminish those successes or compare them with some successes of other players, in a way that suits them, it doesn't excite me at all, I have my own way, I build my life story," Djokovic told Serbian reporters.

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