Jim Courier: 'Novak Djokovic will win more Majors than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal'



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Jim Courier: 'Novak Djokovic will win more Majors than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal'

The 2020 season saw three Major tournaments and three different champions. The GOAT race between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic remains the tennis world's main topic, with three Major titles separating the great rivals.

Novak Djokovic was the favorite to close the gap to Federer and Nadal after the 17th Major trophy claimed at the Australian Open, only to experience a default at the US Open and lose the Roland Garros title match to Nadal.

Thus, the Spaniard and the Swiss are tied on 20 Majors, with Djokovic standing on 17. For Jim Courier, Novak is still the favorite to catch two greatest opponents, saying the Serb should win more Majors than the other two players in the years to come.

Since 2011, Novak has been the dominant figure in men's tennis, securing six year-end no. 1 honors and winning the most Major, Masters 1000 and the ATP Finals crowns. The Belgrade native clinched 16 Major shields since the Australian Open 2011, moving closer to Federer and Nadal and securing his place among the greatest players of all time.

For Courier, Novak can win five or six Majors in the upcoming years, standing as the favorite at three out of four tournaments and having the upper hand over Federer and Nadal in terms of physical strength. The Serb was off to a flying start in 2020, winning 18 matches at the ATP Cup, the Australian Open and Dubai before the coronavirus outbreak.

In Melbourne, Djokovic battled past Dominic Thiem from two sets to one down in the title match, claiming the eighth trophy down under and moving closer to Federer and Nadal.

Jim Courier believes that Novak Djokovic will win more Majors than two great rivals.

Unable to extend his streak in Indian Wells and Miami, Novak spent the next six months in Belgrade and Marbella, working hard on his game and continuing where he left when we saw the season's restart.

The Serb won the 35th Masters 1000 crown in Cincinnati (played in New York), heading to the US Open as the top favorite. Instead of that, Novak made a mistake and got defaulted for the first time in a career against Pablo Carreno Busta, returning to Europe and securing the record-breaking 36th Masters 1000 trophy in Rome.

Seeking the second Roland Garros crown, Djokovic lost the title match to Rafael Nadal in straight sets, taking only two games in sets one and two and handing the 20th Major crown to the Spaniard. In Vienna, Novak secured the sixth year-end no.

1 title and he currently battles for the sixth ATP Finals trophy, having to beat Alexander Zverev on Friday to reach the semis. "Novak Djokovic will win more Majors than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the upcoming years.

Nadal, I think, will finish second in that competition. Federer maybe has another Major in him. He was so close at Wimbledon last year; let's not forget that Novak stole that one. It could have easily been Federer at 21 and Djokovic at 16.

Nadal has probably got two or three more in him, while Djokovic is somewhere in the range of five or six, all assuming health," Jim Courier said.