Former British tennis player Annabel Croft gave Tennis Head a few words to analyze the little merit that Novak Djokovic receives every time Wimbledon arrives, one of his fetish tournaments where he has managed to win five times.
What are the reasons for this? Once again the affection that Novak Djokovic receives from the public is once again one of the most talked about topics by everyone in recent times. Why does the Serbian not receive the credit for having won five Wimbledon ?: "When you stop to think about great champions who have won Wimbledon in the Open Era, the first players that come to mind are Roger Federer, Pete Sampras or Bjorn Borg.
I find it curious that many people do not put Novak Djokovic on this select list. Not only has Nole won five Wimbledon titles, which is equivalent to what Borg has achieved, but also has achieved them in an era where he has coincided with two great champions such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the only two players who have more Grand Slams than him."
World No. 1 and top seed Novak Djokovic is all set to begin his campaign at Wimbledon, where he is the defending champion. Novak Djokovic was also asked what it would feel like if he were to draw level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Major title count.
Federer and Nadal currently hold the all-time record at 20 Slams each, and Djokovic is just one behind at 19.
Djokovic is all set to begin his campaign at Wimbledon
"My confidence is pretty high, having won two Majors," Novak Djokovic said.
"Roland Garros took a lot out of me, mentally, physically and emotinally, but it brought me a lot of positive energy as well. The biggest task is how to stay in the present moment," he added. "There is always something on the line for me, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal when it comes to tennis history."
The Serb responded that he couldn't comment on what his outlook would be if he were to have 20 Slams, before adding that he hoped to find out soon. "Well, I have 19 Grand Slams, so I know what the outlook is at 19," Novak Djokovic said.
"At 20, I don't know. Hopefully I can find out in a few weeks, but let's see. Grand Slams are the biggest motivation I have right now, this stage of my career," Djokovic said. "I want to try to make the most of the Grand Slams.
I am trying to reach the top. I have achieved it throughout my career. I have been fortunate to play my best tennis when it mattered most, I think."