Former doubles world No. 1 Daniel Nestor says it's incredible what has Novak Djokovic accomplished over the last decade as he has praised the Serb for having a positive head-to-head record against both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic, 33, is the third on the all time Grand Slam list with 17 Grand Slam titles captured as Federer owns a record 20 Majors, while Nadal sits at second place with 19 Major titles in his collection. Recently, world No.
1 Djokovic publicly admitted that his goal is to become the record all time Grand Slam champion and also become the player with the most weeks spent on the top spot. "It is incredible what he's accomplished over the last decade.
His record against Nadal and Federer is also remarkable. Djokovic is also the youngest and fittest of the big three, which will work to his advantage," Nestor told WION.
Daniel Nestor suggests Djokovic could face challenges once tennis resumes
Djokovic has won six of the last nine Grand Slams played and he has been showing the best and most consistent tennis over the last two years.
The French Open and US Open could still take place this year but Wimbledon won't as The Championships got called off for the first time since 1945. On paper, Nadal would benefit from having the French Open this year and not Wimbledon but the situation is completely different on the other side for Djokovic and Federer.
"Nadal used to be incredibly fit, but his knees have given him some problems recently. So you can't really doubt Djokovic's claims here. A lot also depends on Nadal's health, if he is able to keep fit then he could be able to win a couple of more french open titles.
The Wimbledon cancellation was a huge setback for Federer, he is coming close to the age of 40 and there will come a time when he will need to make a decision on his career. I think it will take time for Djokovic to find the same level of form that he was showing earlier in the year, so it will be a challenge for him once the tour resumes," Nestor said. Nestor captured 12 Grand Slam titles over the course of his extremely successful doubles career.