Coach Goran Ivanisevic is hoping that his pupil Novak Djokovic will win the US Open and finish the season with a Calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic, who won the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year, beat Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to lift his third Grand Slam title in 2021.
"Nobody expected in the 21st Century that would be possible, but it's possible. We are from Balkan. People from Balkan, everything is possible. When nobody expect anything, we create everything," Ivanisevic said, per Tennis Majors.
Djokovic now has 20 Grand Slams and he has tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam list. "For me was over a long time ago. It's just who you like more. Between these three guys, 60 Grand Slams.
It's unreal. Maybe you like Nadal, Federer more, maybe somebody else," Ivanisevic said of the greatest of all-time debate.
Djokovic once again achieved his childhood dream
“It was more than a battle,” said Djokovic.
“Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine as a child. I know how special this is and I don’t want to take this for granted. I was a seven year old boy in Serbia, constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy with improvised materials in my bedroom and now I am standing here with six titles.
It's incredible”. When asked what it means to win a Grand Slam title No. 20, Djokovic said: “It means none of us will stop [playing]. I have to pay a great tribute to Rafa and Roger as legends of our sport, the two most important players in my career and why I am the player I am today.
They made me realise what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically. "When I first broke into the Top 10, for three or four years, I lost most of the big matches against these guys and something shifted at the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. The past 10 years have been an incredible journey and it’s not stopping here”.