Speaking on Eurosport, the former world No. 1 John McEnroe commented on Novak Djokovic's chances to achieve the Calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic needs to win the French Open this week in order to pursue his dream. "Well, the Calendar Slam? I wouldn’t have rated his chances very good winning four in a row.
If we had had this same conversation a year ago, I don’t know if there would have been a single person in here that would have said: “You know, he’s about to win four in a row”. The good news everything seems settles in a beautiful space for him to allow him to do this thing on the court.
So, if he was to win this… things are different in his life and where he’s head is at. You would think that would mean he has a pretty good shot at", said McEnroe. Boris Becker commented on Djokovic's attempt to win four Grand Slam titles in the same season, which was done in the men's tennis only by Rod Laver in 1969 and 1962.
"He’s going for his Slam, we can’t emphasise that enough", said the six-time Major champion. "He is unbeaten in his last three majors. After we split up, he went through a phase of re-finding his love for the game, his re-focus, and he’s done that.
I think he is very focused again. I think he plays very well. The question is, how long can he carry it? Winning four majors in a row in any sort of sequence is unbelievable. I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on the Calendar Slam because then you’re going to say, can he win two calendar slams or can he walk on water? For him to win three majors in a row and go for a fourth, which I call the Novak Slam, is unbelievable."