Novak Djokovic, world number one and a nineteen-time Grand Slam winner, comes to Wimbledon with the reputation of being a huge favorite and with the opportunity to set many other extraordinary records. The recent winner of Roland Garros, should he triumph on the London lawn, would reach 20 Grand Slams with the two great rivals, the Swiss champion Roger Federer and the Spanish Rafael Nadal.
Great opportunity for "Nole" who can take advantage of Nadal's absence from the tournament and the well-known age-related problems of Roger Federer, now in his late forties. In addition to this, Djokovic and all his fans cultivate the dream of the Golden Slam, an incredible result to which the Serbian aspires, namely the victory of all four Slams in the same year and also the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, an event that it will be played in a few weeks.
Novak Djokovic's conditions are exceptional and the Serbian champion starts as a big favorite in the remaining three events to crown the Golden Slam goal, only time will tell if Novak will succeed in this legendary feat.
This week Novak Djokovic has been involved in doubles in Mallorca and in the meantime has designated his draw for Wimbledon. In the first round the Serbian champion will face the young British Jack Draper: despite being quite behind in the world ranking, Draper recently showed a good attitude on this surface at the Queen's tournament where he defeated the Italian tennis player Jannik Sinner in two sets.
John McEnroe on Novak Djokovic
Seven-time Major winner John McEnroe recently gave his thoughts on Novak Djokovic's bid for the elusive Calendar Golden Slam. Djokovic, who has triumphed at the first two Majors of the season, will hope to make it three in three when he takes the court at Wimbledon starting this Monday.
"His biggest obstacle to me is if his body holds up through this," McEnroe said. "It looks amazing. He looked phenomenal. He's halfway home. He won the tougher one. He's the best player that ever lived, I would say, on hard courts," McEnroe said.
"If he's able to maintain his health through this, I mean, I think he's got a great shot at winning the Slam. I guess that (confirmation of his participation) means he's going to go to Tokyo, which would be phenomenal for Serbia," McEnroe said.
"I was wondering whether he'd do that. At this point the fact that he's saying it shows you how much he believes he can do it."