Andy Roddick issues ultimate statement on Novak Djokovic's greatness, Slam dominance

Roddick reacts to Djokovic's 24th Grand Slam win at the US Open.

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Andy Roddick issues ultimate statement on Novak Djokovic's greatness, Slam dominance
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Andy Roddick says it is "just absurd" how consistently "the most reliable player ever" Novak Djokovic has been managing to win on the biggest stage. Djokovic, who turned 36 in May, is still a very dominant force in the game as this season he made the finals in all four Grand Slams and won three Slam titles.

Following his three Grand Slam wins in 2023, Djokovic improved to a record-breaking 24 Grand Slam titles - he is two Slams ahead of Rafael Nadal and has four more Slams than Roger Federer. Also, Djokovic tied Margaret Court's all-time record in tennis with 24 Grand Slams.

Considering how Djokovic is looking, he will very likely become the first player with 25 Grand Slams in tennis history next year.

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Roddick full of praise for Djokovic astonishing consistency and dominance

“The dominance of Novak and the way that he’s able to win this consistently is just absurd.

He’s probably the most reliable player that we’ve ever had in the game. I wouldn’t bet against him on any given day, on any surface, in any format. It’s an impossibility to make a statistical argument against him being the best ever.

It’s like proving gravity at this point. He’s now tied Margaret Court on 24 Slams but he wants all of the records, so he’ll want to get to 25. After that, he’s basically playing against his own shadow – there’s nothing else out there for him.

It will come down to the matrix between what his motivation is and what his body’s telling him. You never take health for granted, especially towards the end of your career, but, if motivated, his body looks like it would be fine to keep going for a couple more years.

It’s not even close to hyperbolic to say that he’s the best athlete on earth right now," Roddick wrote for Betway.

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