'Novak Djokovic's current level is not the same as in 2011 but...', says top coach

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'Novak Djokovic's current level is not the same as in 2011 but...', says top coach

Novak Djokovic has posted the sixth Wimbledon of his extraordinary career, proving once again that he is the strongest player in the world. The number 1 ATP recovered Matteo Berrettini in the final on Sunday, despite the Italian having moved up one set thanks to a very slow start of the Serbian champion.

For the 34-year-old from Belgrade it was the third consecutive seal on Church Road, with only two sets left on the road along the London path. Nole has also equaled the two eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to reach 20 Grand Slams, a goal that seemed impossible only a few years ago.

A victory at the US Open would allow him to carry out the 'Calendar Grand Slam', while his participation in the Tokyo Olympics seems at risk at the moment (especially thanks to the additional restrictions imposed by the organizers of the Games).

In his traditional column on 'El Pais', Toni Nadal analyzed Djokovic's triumph at the Championships and his amazing season in general.

Toni Nadal talks about Novak Djokovic

"I think that Novak Djokovic's current level is not the same as in 2011 or 2015, but it has been shown that the Serbian is still one step ahead of the new generation of players," Toni Nadal wrote.

"He has beaten three of those emerging tennis players in the last three Grand Slam finals. Let's remember that he also beat Daniil Medvedev at the Australian Open. This victory at Wimbledon goes to show something else.

The Balkan seems to be, at the moment, the one with the best momentum to proclaim himself the winner in the race to win the highest number of Grand Slams," Toni wrote. "In a month and a half the US Open will be played and there he will have his first chance to get ahead on the scoreboard."

Toni Nadal then offered his two cents on the clash between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini, which was the Italian's first appearance at a Major final. "The hours leading up to a first Grand Slam final are very complicated.

I remember the maximum tension we experienced when Rafael was going to play the first Roland Garros he won when he was only 19 years old," Toni wrote. "One might think that youth plays in their favor, but the truth is that when the opportunity presents itself, one mistrusts that more can come and seeks the tranquility of scoring one of the greats.

My first thought when my nephew won the last point from Mariano Puerta that already distant Sunday was: What a relief!"