Alex Corretja weighs in on GOAT race following Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon win


Alex Corretja weighs in on GOAT race following Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon win
Alex Corretja weighs in on GOAT race following Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon win

Former world No. 2 Alex Corretja says Novak Djokovic's record at Wimbledon is absolutely amazing and he feels the Grand Slam race is still open following the Serb's triumph at The Championships. On Sunday, Djokovic recovered from a set down to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6 6-3 6-4 7-6 (3) to win his seventh Wimbledon title.

Djokovic, 35, has now won the past four Wimbledon editions and he now also has 21 Grand Slams in his collection. Djokovic hasn't lost at Wimbledon since 2017 - it should be noted that Wimbledon didn't take place in 2020.

Rafael Nadal still owns the all-time Grand Slam record with 22 Grand Slams, while Federer is now the third with 20 Grand Slams.

Corretja on the GOAT race after Djokovic's Wimbledon victory

“I don’t even know how he can do that," Corretja said on Eurosport when discussing Djokovic's stunning Wimbledon record.

"The control of the emotions, how good you have to be as a tennis player, a human being, as a professional, the consistency. It’s almost impossible to understand, but I’m very happy for Novak. It has been a difficult year.

He is past Roger and is chasing Rafa again, so the race is still there. I think it is very interesting for the sport in general. It's good that Novak keeps on winning because he is such a professional player. I cannot even believe it.

We all thought Pete Sampras’ 14 Grand Slams were never going to be reached. They went over that with 20, and now, again, Novak is chasing Rafa. I think it is interesting while both are healthy; we are waiting for Roger, of course." Djokovic is healthy but there is a good chance he won't be allowed to enter the United States because of his vaccination status.

On the other side, Nadal sustained an abdominal tear at Wimbledon but he should be ready for the US Open. Meanwhile, Federer is expected to return to action in September but at the Laver Cup.

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