Andy Roddick declared Novak Djokovic the greatest player of all time in men's tennis but also highlighted that Serena Williams cannot be overlooked in the conversation for the greatest tennis player of all time. At this past French Open, Djokovic became the first-ever male player with 23 Grand Slams.
Williams, who retired after last year's US Open, also finished with 23 Grand Slams. “I think we have to include obviously Serena Williams in that conversation [of greatest tennis players in history],” Roddick said, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
Roddick: Djokovic is the GOAT in men's tennis
When asked whether Djokovic was the greatest of all time in the men's game, Roddick agreed. “Yeah, [Djokovic is the greatest among men’s tennis players] totally.
You know, you might like another player more, you might be emotionally attached to someone more, you might like their playing style more. But it's impossible to make a numerical argument against history with regards to Novak Djokovic being the most accomplished player of all time and he's still going.
His body doesn't look like an older body. He still looks young and dominant. He is just a master of tactics, taking care of his body. Early on in his career, he would cramp, he would kind of get into trouble in really extreme conditions.
To be able to turn that over the course of her career is something to be admired," Roddick explained. Following Djokovic's historic 23rd Grand Slam win, some believe that now there is no doubt that the Serb is the greatest player of all time in the men's game.
Djokovic, who turned 36 in May, is still very much a strong and dominant force in the game. With that being said, many expect Djokovic to achieve more Grand Slam success before retiring. In two weeks, Djokovic will kick off his quest for his eighth Wimbledon title.