Novak Djokovic can become the greatest ever, says former player


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Novak Djokovic can become the greatest ever, says former player

In a column for Sky Sport DE, the former player and the current tournament director of the BMW Open in Munich, Patrick Kuhnen commented on the legacy that Novak Djokovic can leave in tennis. Kuhnen spoke highly of the Serb just a few weeks after Djokovic's 15th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.

"If the Serb continues like this, he can become the greatest player ever. The Australian Open showed that this year there is no way to compete with the Big Three. Djokovic has been in impressive conditions, he won the last three Grand Slams and he leads the world rankings.

If everything goes well and he stays healthy, he can achieve the Calendar Grand Slam," Kuhnen said. About Rafael Nadal, the German added: "The Spaniard is absolutely the best for me at the French Open. And you obviously should not forget a Federer.

The Swiss will definitely have his greatest chance to win at Wimbledon, but he announced he wants to play the clay-court tournaments for the first time since 2016. You should wait and see how he will reply to the difficulties caused by his 37 years of age.

"One thing is sure: tennis fans will go through emotional moments especially when Juan Martin del Potro will comeback in Delray Beach after his knee injury. In his best shape, for me, he is always on the favorites' list.

As for women, I was shocked by the split between Naomi Osaka and Sascha Bajin. She won the US Open and Australian Open, besides becoming the world no. 1. I am not worried about Sascha's future. He has a lot of experience and he has been showing his qualities as a coach. I am sure he would soon be with a male or female player again."