Former world No. 1 Tracy Austin has tipped Serbia's Novak Djokovic to beat Roger Federer's all-time Grand Slam record. Djokovic, 32, won his 17th Grand Slam title at this past Australian Open and now he is three Major titles away from equaling 38-year-old Federer's all-time Grand Slam record.
But Federer isn't the only player standing in Djokovic's way of claiming the all-time Grand Slam record as 33-year-old Rafael Nadal owns 19 Major titles. "At the end of the day I think it’s going to be Novak,” Austin said on the Tennis Channel during the Australian Open.
“First of all, he’s not had a lot of wear-and-tear so I think he has another four years. “Another four solid years where he can win on any surface. “When Rafa is still around, Rafa’s still the GOAT on clay but I think the fact Novak has that head-to-head already against Roger and against Rafa.
"The fact of the matter is this is the young guy who had to breakthrough and every single major that he won, he’s had to play against Roger and Rafa. “Roger had a kind of staggered start where he got a couple in before the other two got involved in that three-way trifecta.
“I think that’s been toughest on Novak and at the end of the day I think it’s Novak who’s going to have the most”. The next big challenge for Djokovic will be to dethrone record 12-time French Open champion Nadal and win his 18th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.