Only one victory divides Novak Djokovic from his 20th Grand Slam title, which would allow him to match eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by crowning a very long chase. Being the youngest of the Big 3, many believe that the Serbian star has a very good chance of winning more majors in the future.
Just think of Federer's current difficulties, who at the age of 40 seems very far from the necessary condition to be able to aspire to an important trophy. The situation is different for Nadal, still competitive at very high levels, but forced to frequent stops to avoid squeezing his body too much.
Nole will face Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final on Sunday, with a piece of history up for grabs for both players. During an interview with 'Metro', John McEnroe and Mats Wilander took stock of Djokovic's situation, as well as making interesting remarks about Federer and Nadal.
The next few months can really mark an epochal turning point in the male circuit.
McEnroe and Wilander on Novak Djokovic
"I'm going to say Roger Federer’s never going to win another one," John McEnroe said.
"I think Rafael Nadal wins one more and Novak Djokovic is going to win four of five more, that's my prediction. Obviously it depends on health and fitness but that's my prediction." Mats Wilander, also a seven-time Major champion, claimed Novak Djokovic could win the next two Majors as well as the Olympics gold medal to complete the Calendar Slam.
"I think Novak wins the Golden Slam this year [all the Majors plus the Olympics] so he will get to 21," said Mats Wilander. The Swede further opined that Djokovic will win around half a dozen Slams in the next couple of years and take his Grand Slam tally to "25 or 26"
"I think he will win another three next year and two or three the following year, so I think he ends up on 25 or 26," Wilander added. Top-seeded Djokovic is on a roll in 2021. After clinching the Australian Open and French Open, he stormed to the final at Wimbledon by beating Denis Shapovalov in the semifinal.
The Serb faced tough moments before clinching the win in straight sets against the 10th seeded Canadian. Although he faces a stiff test in Berrettini in the final, Djoker can take confidence from the fact that he beat him in the French Open quarterfinal earlier this year.