Denis Shapovalov identifies what might happen with Novak Djokovic after historic win

Shapovalov shares his thoughts on Djokovic's record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam win.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Denis Shapovalov identifies what might happen with Novak Djokovic after historic win

Denis Shapovalov thinks Novak Djokovic might now become "even more unbeatable or he could relax a little bit" after winning a record 23-time Grand Slam title. Djokovic, 36, defeated Casper Ruud in the French Open final to win his 23rd Grand Slam title.

For the first time in his career, Djokovic is officially ahead of both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam race. Now, Djokovic is the top favorite to win his third Grand Slam title of the season at Wimbledon and stay alive in the contention to become the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same season.

"Now that he’s got the slams record, he can either be even more unbeatable or he could relax a little bit. He’s got so much experience that he’ll be able to battle [thru] matches even if he’s not entirely there," Shapovalov told Mark Masters of TSN.

Shapovalov weighs in on what happen now with Djokovic

In his post-French Open final press conference, Djokovic insisted he was still hungry for more success.

When Djokovic arrived at Wimbledon, he repeated that same message. According to Djokovic, that won't change until the day he decides to call it a career. "I still feel hungry for success, for more Grand Slams, more achievements in tennis.

As long as there's that drive, I know that I'm able to compete at the highest level. A few days after Roland Garros, I was already thinking about preparation for grass and what needs to be done. A lot of people are coming up to me and congratulating me, reminding me of the historic success.

It's very flattering, but at the same time my mind was already directed toward Wimbledon, what's the next Slam, what's the next task," Djokovic said at Wimbledon. If Djokovic wins this year's Wimbledon, he will Federer's all-time record of eight titles at The Championships.

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