We are now just a few hours from the start of Wimbledon with the historic English tournament that will make its return to the calendar after a year of absence caused by the Pandemic. It will be a very important tournament to establish the hierarchies inherent in GOAT with Novak Djokovic who can win his third consecutive Grand Slam thus continuing his Golden Slam race and at the same time equalize the number of Grand Slams reaching 20 of his biggest rivals, namely Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The Big Three have made the history of this sport, they have marked tennis for about twenty years and even now, above all thanks to Novak Djokovic, they continue to dominate the circuit, beating NextGen in several circumstances, the young tennis players who are slowly entering the tennis that matters.
The last time she arrived right in Paris where Novak Djokovic recovered two sets and beat the Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets, never as close to winning his first career Grand Slam as that day. Many tennis players and fans are wondering who can be considered the GOAT of tennis and especially in this last period it is Novak Djokovic who has joined this reputation.
To the microphones of Tennis Majors the former tennis champion Marion Bartoli made interesting statements to the microphones of Tennis Majors clarifying the expectations on the GOAT issue. Here are his specific words: "I think that if Novak Djokovic really reached 21 Slams, since we are also talking about the only one of the Big Three who has won every Slam at least twice, I really think we could talk about a tennis player who has reached every kind of record and if he reaches 21 Slams I think we can talk about Nole as the GOAT."
Given the trend and with Novak Djokovic being considered the big favorite for both Wimbledon and the US Open, it is clear that Bartoli considers the current number one in the world very close to the definition of GOAT.
John McEnroe opens up on Novak Djokovic
John McEnroe went on to surmise that Novak Djokovic will most likely be traveling to Japan for the Olympics.
The singles gold medal at the Olympics is the only important event that Djokovic has never won. "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. Normally you wouldn't bring that up," McEnroe said. "It's like saying, I'm about to pitch a no-hitter after six innings. That's pretty gutsy in itself, shows you how confident he is."