Novak Djokovic just clinched his 20th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon last Sunday, thus equaling the all-time record of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is interesting to note how the Serbian champion has won eight of the last 12 Majors, with the asterisk represented by the famous ball that excluded him from the race for the US Open 2020.
The number 1 in the world has an excellent chance of achieving the 'Calendar Grand Slam ', a legendary feat that has never been done by anyone since Rod Laver. The 34-year-old from Belgrade has questioned his participation in the Tokyo Olympics, thanks to further restrictions imposed by the organizers of the Games.
Nole could decide to take a few weeks off to recharge her batteries, in order to reach 100% when the last Grand Slam of the season kicks off. During a recent interview with 'L'Equipe', the well-known coach Brad Gilbert took the opportunity to praise Novak's greatness.
The former coach of Andre Agassi and Andy Murray believes Djokovic's dominance is still far from its conclusion.
Brad Gilbert praises Novak Djokovic
"I wouldn't be surprised if, over the next three seasons, that is, the next 12-13 Grand Slam tournaments, Novak Djokovic were to win between five and seven more.
So why not around 27 titles at the end of the day," Brad Gilbert wrote. According to Gilbert, the Serb is playing at an even higher level now than when he was supposedly at his physical peak (10 years ago). "In fact, he continues to evolve; every match, every opponent, teaches him something," Gillbert added.
"At 34, he is stronger than at 24!" Gilbert attributed Djokovic's continued success to his serve as well as his ever-incredible movement and open-minded mentality. "I find he has made incredible progress in serving," Gilbert said.
"And then he always moves as well and I also find him more open-minded in his approach to the Majors." World No.1 Novak Djokovic recently made history after winning his 20th Grand Slam title at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.
The Serbian legend played some fantastic tennis and defeated Matteo Berrettini in four sets to clinch his sixth Wimbledon title. The final scoreline of the match was 6(4)-7(7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Fans are wondering what is next to accomplish for Novak Djokovic.
The Tokyo Olympics 2021 are just two weeks away but Nole has not confirmed whether he will be playing there or not. “I can’t even have a stringer, lot of restrictions. I will have to think about it. Plan was always to go, but now it’s 50-50,” said Djokovic in a recent interview.