Novak Djokovic said his 3rd Roland Garros was the hardest Slam of his career

If a few weeks before the Parisian open Djokovic had alarmed his fans, by speaking of a not so distant retirement, the victory of the third title in Paris gave him new life

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Novak Djokovic said his 3rd Roland Garros was the hardest Slam of his career

The 23rd Grand Slam won by Novak Djokovic made the whole world of tennis crazy. One of the most important pages in the history of this sport was written on Sunday. Thanks to his third Roland Garros, the Serbian overtook Rafael Nadal for the first time in his life in the Slam count, becoming the absolute record holder in this category (23), as well as in the Masters 1000 (38).

Another important brick that pushes the number one even further in the fight for the nickname of GOAT, a title that is contested by the Spaniard and Roger Federer. The number one in the world has been at the center of discussions among fans and professionals in recent years.

Who is the greatest of all time? was the most recurring question. We will probably never have an answer, but with Sunday's success, the Balkan record holder will probably have won more approvals.

Djokovic talks about what winning Roland Garros meant to him

If a few weeks before the Parisian open Djokovic had alarmed his fans, by speaking of a not so distant retirement, the victory of the third title in Paris gave him new life: "I'm at a point in my career where every Grand Slam that I win is equivalent to five Grand Slams ten years ago.

Winning in Paris means a lot to me because this was the hardest Grand Slam of my entire career. I've had years of great ups and downs on this surface, with some brilliant matches and some bad ones." But winning here in Paris has a special flavor: “It's even more satisfying for me to have won my 23rd here because I feel that to win Roland Garros I have to climb a much higher and more complicated mountain than any other. I am not going to stop now, as long as I have physical and mental energy I will continue."

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