'Overtaking Roger Federer is Novak Djokovic's goal', says top coach

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'Overtaking Roger Federer is Novak Djokovic's goal', says top coach

Novak Djokovic is certainly one of the protagonists of the ATP circuit and he too has had to deal with the so-called "bubbles" of the circuit with athletes used to staying in exclusive homes and the situation has become increasingly complex.

In an interview with Novosti.rs, Novak Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda gave his view on the race between the 'Big 3' and said that the Serbian tennis player would soon overtake Roger Federer.

Vajda on Novak Djokovic's goals

"That is his goal and I very much believe that it will happen.

Novak Djokovic can break all records. And he’s so close to doing that. He is healthy, he is still young compared to Roger Federer, and we all support him in that" - Marian Vajda said. The Slovakian tennis coach also spoke about the recently played French Open final between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

Many fans expected the Belgrade-based player to win his second Roland Garros title, but Nadal tamed him in straight sets. "It was one of Novak's bad days and the best day for Nadal. But Novak still remains the first in the world.

Our team is proud of his great results this year and is happy to work with him, because he still has the motivation to improve in all areas and to be the best player in history!" Vajda added. The primary reason for playing the Rolex Paris Masters and the ATP Finals would be to finish the year at No.

1 in the world. Federer, Djokovic and Nadal have all concluded five seasons across their careers atop the rankings. Nadal would surely take pride in realizing that feat for the sixth time. And yet, he is 1,890 points behind Djokovic in the ATP Rankings this week.

It is highly unlikely that Nadal can stop Djokovic from closing the 2020 campaign at No. 1. Nadal will probably decide he does not want to compete any more this year. He could train at home in Spain and make winning a second Australian Open title his chief priority.

The last man to take all four majors at least twice was Rod Laver, who hit that milestone in 1969. The only other man to do it was Roy Emerson earlier in the ‘60s. Djokovic, of course, was deprived of that accolade by Nadal when he lost their latest battle on the Parisian clay.

Nadal’s record at the majors is nothing less than stupendous. In addition to his 13 Roland Garros titles, he has triumphed at the US Open four times and has come through twice at Wimbledon. That is why a second Australian Open championship run would matter so much to Nadal and his most ardent boosters.

It would balance the scales away from clay and add considerable luster to his record. It would set him apart once more from his peers.