Former Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic believes world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is capable of breaking Roger Federer's all time Grand Slam record. The 38-year-old Swiss has won a record 20 Grand Slam titles but he hasn't won a Major title since he beat Croatian Marin Cilic in the 2018 Australian Open final.
Federer's old-rival Rafael Nadal comes at second place with 19 Grand Slam titles, while Djokovic sits on the third place with 17 Majors captured. Djokovic, who is also third on the list with most weeks spent as world No.
1, has admitted several times that his goal is to break those two Federer's records. Ivanovic, a former world No. 1, was speaking with former world No. 7 Barbara Schett in an Instagram Chat. When asked if Djokovic can break Federer's record, Ivanovic replied, per Sportskeeda: "Yeah.
Probably... He still has a few years left and he definitely has a big chance of doing it and that's one of his goals." Djokovic, 33, won the lone Grand Slam event played this season as he made it all the way at Melbourne Park earlier this year.
Djokovic and Federer clashed once again on the biggest stage but the Serb had no problems as he handed the Swiss a straight-set loss in the semifinal at Melbourne Park. Djokovic was facing a loss in the final but he recovered from two sets to one down to beat world No.
3 Dominic Thiem and claim a record eighth Australian Open title.
Ana Ivanovic reveals she and Djokovic were once very close friends
33-year-old Djokovic and 32-year-old Ivanovic both achieved big success very early in their respective careers.
Djokovic claimed his maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January 2008, while Ivanovic claimed her maiden Major title a few months later at the French Open. "In Tour we were very close friends... But then later over the years he had his own part and I had my own part...
But what he achieved is really amazing," Ivanovic said. Ivanovic never again won a Grand Slam title but she finished her career with 15 WTA titles in her collection. Ana Ivanovic, 32, retired at a young age as he called it a career in 2016, citing not being able to perform at the highest level as one of the main reasons for her decision.