Jim Courier compares Novak Djokovic to Tom Brady, warns Serb's competition

Courier believes Djokovic is not done yet winning Slams.

by Dzevad Mesic
Jim Courier compares Novak Djokovic to Tom Brady, warns Serb's competition

Jim Courier compared Novak Djokovic to NFL icon Tom Brady as the American tennis legend believes the Serb "is not going anywhere." Djokovic, who turned 36 in May, clinched a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title at this past French Open.

Djokovic has now each of the last three Grand Slams he was allowed to play - last year's Wimbledon and this year's Australian Open and French Open. Brady, who retired at the age of 45 in February, won seven Super Bowls during his illustrious NFL career - more than any other player in NFL history.

“I don’t think Djokovic is going anywhere. He’s got Tom Brady mentality. He still wants to be winning these things when he’s 40," Courier said, via Forbes.

Courier backs Djokovic for more success

For the first time in his career, Djokovic solely owns the all-time Grand Slam record.

But for Djokovic, the mission has not been completed. "Of course the journey is still not over. I feel if I'm winning Slams, why even think about ending the career that already has been going on for 20 years. So I still feel motivated, I still feel inspired to play the best tennis in these tournaments.

Those are the ones that count I guess the most in history of our sport. I now look forward to Wimbledon," Djokovic said. Even though Djokovic was absolutely thrilled about his 23rd Grand Slam win, he refused to declare himself as the greatest of all time afterwards.

"I don't want to say that I am the greatest, because I feel it's disrespectful towards all the great champions in different eras of our sport that was played in completely different way than it is played today. So I leave those kind of discussions of who is the greatest to someone else.

I have of course huge faith and confidence and belief in myself and for everything that I am and who I am and what I am capable of doing," Djokovic said.

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