Former world No 1 doubles player Mark Knowles says he expects World No. 1 Novak Djokovic to continue on his unbeaten streak when the tour resumes after its current suspension due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Speaking on the Tennis Channel, Knowles says, "It is spectacular, we are continually amazed.
This year he looks as focused and fresh as we have ever seen him. Unfortunately for this delay he's on a 21 match win streak, he looks great. I expect him to continue to pick up where he left off whenever we do resume. He's just looked really motivated and he's had a couple of quotes where he's kind of said it would be nice to go undefeated for the year and that's dangerous to me."
Djokovic started the season by helping Serbia win the ATP Cup, then won his 17th Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open and the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships before the tour was suspended due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
There are concerns that the tour suspension may last beyond the current 6 weeks and the clay court season in Europe may also be affected. Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam titles in his career so far and is aiming to end up as the player with the most Grand Slam titles in men's tennis history.
Spain's Rafael Nadal is ahead of him with 19 Grand Slams and Swiss maestro Roger Federer leads the race currently with 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Djokovic is currently 32 years old, while Nadal is 33 and Federer is 38, giving the Serb and the Spaniard a few more years to get ahead of Federer providing they do not have any major injuries.