Novak Djokovic finished his 2022 in style, winning the ATP Finals for the sixth time and equaling Roger Federer's record. The former world number 1 returned to winning the Masters' tournament seven years after the last time and reiterated that he is still the man to beat.
Nole's season was heavily influenced by his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus, which forced him to skip the Australian Open and the US Open. The Serbian champion also had to give up all the American Masters 1000, as well as having suffered serious damage to his image.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade turned his year around by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth consecutive time, the seventh ever. The 'Djoker' thus hoisted himself to 21 Slams, just one distance from Rafael Nadal's record.
Goran's protege Ivanisevic will be looking for engagement as early as the Australian Open 2023. In a long interview with 'Amazon Prime Video', Greg Rusedski analyzed Djokovic's prospects in detail.
Rusedski praises Djokovic
“I mean let’s not forget Martina Navratilova won her last Wimbledon title at 39 years of age so I see Novak Djokovic out there if he’s healthy for another four, five years so imagine how many more Slams he’s going to have underneath his belt.
I don’t think he wants to get the men’s record, I think he wants to get the all-time record. Margaret Court 24. Serena 23, he wants to have 25," Greg Rusedski said while speaking to Prime Video. “Well I see Djokovic winning at least two Majors next year,” the retired British pro told Prime Video.
“I see Rafa winning the French and Alcaraz possibly defending his US Open title”. The former World No. 4 stated that he has no doubt Djokovic would have won the Australian Open this year. “No question about it.
He would’ve won it this year if he was allowed to play. He’s won it nine times, that’s his best Slam. There’s no question about it. Djokovic is just a step up, he’s just a world class player, he’s got all the assets, he’s got everything you need," he added.
ESPN Deportes pundit Luis Alfredo Alvarez has described him as the most dominant player in tennis and expects him to win more than 25 Grand Slam titles. "Novak Djokovic has become the most dominant figure in tennis. Since 2015, he averages almost 2 Grand Slam titles per year.
With the competition that's out there now and coming out, I don't see that changing in the next 3 years. Djokovic will reach 26-30 GS titles," Alvarez tweeted.