Former Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman believes when it's all said and done Novak Djokovic will have most Grand Slam titles as the greatest player to have ever played the game. This season, Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors, broke the all-time Masters record, broke the record for most weeks spent at No.
1 and also clinched a record seventh year-end No. 1 finish. "I believe when it’s all said and done, he will have the most Grand Slams and will probably be considered the greatest player to have ever played the game," Devvarman told The Hindustan Times.
"The murmurs, the drama, the build-up that began post Wimbledon about him winning the Golden (then Calendar) Slam. It’s one of the most astonishing things out there, because it’s so rare, men or women. Serena was close and Novak himself has been close before, but not as close as this."
Devvarman suggests Djokovic's game close to 'perfection'
"When you watch Novak nowadays, you expect him to be dialed in, to play as close to perfection as it can get," Devvarman explained. "The kind of aura that he carried in 2021 is, for me, something that tennis has never seen before.
Sure, Roger had it, but in a different way." Devvarman can't see anyone beating Djokovic when the Serb is having his day. "The narrative has shifted to a stage now where if Novak is feeling it, you’re not going to win.
That’s one of the most devastating feelings as a tennis player," Devvarman noted. "Things like the Sampras serve, the Agassi return, the Rafa Nadal forehand and fight, the Roger flair are very easy to notice.
With Novak, we have seen him evolve over the years into a better player and an even better player and still continue to improve."