Serena Williams' childhood coach identifies what really made Novak Djokovic 'GOAT'


Serena Williams' childhood coach identifies what really made Novak Djokovic 'GOAT'
Serena Williams' childhood coach identifies what really made Novak Djokovic 'GOAT' © Getty Images Sport - Clive Brunskill

Serena Williams' childhood coach Rick Macci says Novak Djokovic's "best GOAT qualities are the ones nobody can really see or knows about." Djokovic, who turned 36 in May, made the finals in all four Grand Slams this year and won three Majors to become the first player ever in men's tennis with 24 Grand Slams.

At the age of 36, Djokovic is still looking as good as ever and he is still a very dominant force in the game. "@DjokerNole best GOAT qualities are ones Nobody can really see or knows about. This is why he became THE GOAT and keeps the secrets REMOTE," Macci wrote on X.

Macci says 'nobody can really see' Djokovic's best GOAT qualities

At 36, Djokovic is still one of the healthiest and fittest players on the Tour.

Just a couple of days ago, Djokovic explained what is allowing him to be playing at this level even in mid-thirties. “There are always changes happening, literally on a weekly to monthly basis in my approach to training, to recovery to mental training.

There’s always something that I’m trying to add so that I can up my performance in my game, you know, at least for a few percent. It’s a constant process of trying to get better and trying to implement certain things that work for you and finding that formula.

When you find it, you know, the biggest I feel like, one of the biggest lessons I have learned probably mentally throughout my career is that, you know, even if you find a formula that works, it’s not a guarantee, and actually most likely it’s not going to work the next year.

You need to reinvent yourself because everyone else does. As a 36-year-old competing with 20-year-olds, I probably have to do it more than I have ever done it in order to keep my body in shape, in order to be able to recover so that I can perform on the highest level consistently," Djokovic said.

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