John McEnroe declared Novak Djokovic "one of the most remarkable athletes you will see in any sports in every way possible." On Sunday, Djokovic claimed a straight-set win over Daniil Medvedev to win his fourth US Open title and overall his 24th Grand Slam title.
Djokovic, who is 36 years old, won three Grand Slam titles and just finished as runner-up at Wimbledon. Djokovic is well past his younger days but he is still an incredibly dominant figure in tennis. "He (Djokovic) is one of the most remarkable athletes you will see in any sport in every way possible.
The drive, the hunger, the will he still has after all his achievements is crazy. He is one in a billion. I love Roger (Federer), I idolized Rod Laver. I have the greatest respect for Rafa Nadal who gives more of an effort consistently.
But this guy. I don’t even know where to begin. You just have to admire him," McEnroe told ESPN.
McEnroe calls Djokovic 'one of the most remarkable athletes'
For Djokovic, the 2023 season has brought some major accomplishments and great memories.
In June, Djokovic officially set a new all-time Grand Slam record when he won his 23rd Major at the French Open. Also, Djokovic set a new record for the most weeks spent at the world No 1 spot by either male or female. After his latest accomplishment, Djokovic admitted this is more than he could have imagined.
"It obviously means the world to me. I'm really living my childhood dream to compete at the highest level in this sport, which has given me and my family so much from difficult circumstances. I never thought I would be here but the last couple of years I thought I had a shot at history. Why not grab it when it is presented?" Djokovic said.