In an interview to The Telegraph the 2001 Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic spoke highly of the 16-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic. The Croatian former player said: “He’s the most complete player of the three.
You cannot have a bigger privilege and honor than coaching Novak. He listens, he talks. He asks, which is a quality sometimes people don’t have. Some of the other people I’ve coached for instance. For me, let’s put it this way, if they are all playing their best in 10 matches, I would say at least eight matches Novak wins", said Ivanisevic referring to Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Ivanisevic started coaching Djokovic during Wimbledon. "What’s also surprised me is how strong he is mental, how serious he is in practice every single day. It’s unbelievable. It’s a pleasure to be there, and makes my life as a coach very easy."
Speaking about the race to hold most Grand Slam titles, Ivanisevic added: “Rafa will definitely win a few more French Opens and will go over 20 for sure. Novak will go over 20. Roger, you can’t under-estimate. He’ll still be thinking about Wimbledon when people were already saying he had 21. That hurts, but Roger will hope for one more for sure."