Novak Djokovic can eclipse Roger Federer, says Rod Laver


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Novak Djokovic can eclipse Roger Federer, says Rod Laver

Rod Laver believes that Novak Djokovic will overtake Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles. The Serb holds 15 crowns and looks forward to adding more to his achievements list in the future. The Australian legend thinks Djokovic has huge chances to reach and then pass the Swiss.

"I think Federer has maybe got another Wimbledon in him, but he is battling a little bit", said Laver. "His age and strokes are not quite the same as they were two years ago. But he is still a force to be fought with.

When you look at the others, Novak and Rafa, I would think Novak will certainly. When you look at his age and form winning the last two, I would say Djokovic can eclipse Roger.' The three-time Grand Slam winner Lindsay Davenport believes that both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have a good chance to equal Roger Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles.

Speaking to reporters on Saturday before the Australian Open final between the Spaniard and the Serb, Davenport said: 'I think they still both have a good chance of catching Roger. I wouldn’t bet against any of them doing it.

I wouldn’t say 20 is secure if you looking at the next two years, you’d give the edge to Novak for winning the most majors, now can he win two, three or four a year? Maybe it won’t stay at that rate but I don’t see him stopping until he has the lead or the body doesn’t allow him to play.

It seems like a big goal for all of them, even if they play it down a little bit.' ALSO READ: Djokovic would beat Roger Federer in Australian Open final - Evert