Six-time Grand Slam doubles champion Rennae Stubbs says Novak Djokovic is the best male tennis player right now. Djokovic, 35, wrote tennis history on Sunday after defeating Casper Ruud and tying Roger Federer's all-time record of six ATP Finals titles.
Djokovic competed in four tournaments during the indoor season, as he reached four finals and captured three titles: he won it all at the ATP Finals, the Tel Aviv Open and the Astana Open. "Novak Djokovic is the best player in the world.
21 Slams, 38 Masters, 6 ATP Finals (titles). Insane numbers. No matter who your favorite player is between Roger, Rafa and Novak, you cannot deny that he is the most dominant player in ALL surfaces. Whether on hard court, on grass, on clay or on an indoor court.
Can't wait for the Australian Open," Stubbs wrote on Twitter. The 2022 season was extremely challenging but also successful for Djokovic. In a limited number of tournaments played, Djokovic still managed to win Wimbledon, the Rome Masters and the ATP Finals.
After winning it all in Turin, Djokovic opened up about his belief that everything happened for a reason. "Everything that has happened and what always happens, happens for a reason, so I try to have that kind of approach to life and my professional tennis career," the Serb said.
"I try to really analyze why something happens, whether it's good or bad. And I think we attract things with our life, with what we think. What happened in Australia is something that I somehow attracted. I don't know what happened to the universe, but it happened.
It was a shock, and it took me months and months to recover from it."
Rusedski speaks about Djokovic
In that context, former US Open runner-up Greg Rusedski believes Novak Djokovic is eyeing Court's record more than Nadal's current tally.
“I mean let’s not forget Martina Navratilova won her last Wimbledon title at 39 years of age so I see Novak 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. “No question about it," Rusedski said.
"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."