'So is between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal for the records and...', says legend
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 13218
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics confident of his victories this season, but stressed that it will not be easy. Less than two weeks after winning Wimbledon, Djokovic is changing surfaces and preparing to start his campaign at the Tokyo Olympics.
Djokovic, who is one of the most successful players in tennis history, never won a gold medal at the Olympics. "He's exhausting (schedule), but I'm confident from all the wins this season. Winning a medal is my goal, and it is no secret that I am aiming for gold.
After Tokyo 2020, I will start thinking about the US Open, "said Djokovic, according to Sasa Ozmo. "I met Blanka VlašiÄ recently and she told me that in the future people will not remember the conditions or if there were people in the stands, but who won medals.
Representing his country at the Olympics is a sensation like no other, "added Djokovic. Just over a week ago, Djokovic beat Italian tennis star Matteo Berrettini in the Wimbledon final to lift his 20th Grand title. Slam. Now, Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer each have 20 Majors in their collection.
When asked what it means to win a No. 20 Grand Slam title, Djokovic said: “It means that 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 realize what I needed to improve, mentally, physically and tactically."
Ivanisevic on the current state of the sport
In a recent interview, Novak Djokovic’s coach, Goran Ivanisevic expressed his thoughts on the current state of the sport.
He believes that the competition will now mainly be between Djokovic and Rafael Nadal for all the records. He also mentioned that he doesn’t see Federer climbing to the World No.1 spot now. “I think men’s game is in a good stage.
Okay, you have Federer who is slowly out. I don’t think he can be No. 1 ever again. So is between Novak and Rafa for the records and all the stuff,” said Ivanisevic. “I think you’re going to see a lot of changes in rankings after these guys leave.
I don’t know when they’re going to leave, but still, they here is going to be still the same situation. You have Tsitsipas, of course,” continued the former Croatian player. “But when they leave we going to have a lot of different Grand Slam winners.
Maybe in one year four different Grand Slam winners like we used to have before sometimes. So is going to change. But there are a lot of guys who are going to be No. 1. Going to change like that,” concluded Ivanisevic.