Djokovic: "Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal deserved the Grand Slam"

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Djokovic: "Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal deserved the Grand Slam"

Making the Grand Slam would be an epic feat for Novak Djokovic, who would become the second player in the Open Era (after Rod Laver in 1969) to win all four majors in the same season. If he wants to complete the work, the world number 1 will have to win his fourth title at the US Open.

With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal absent due to injury, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev are the two most credited rivals to prevent him from writing yet another page of history. The Serbian champion, who walked in the first two rounds, could meet the German in the semifinals, with the aim of taking revenge for the comeback he suffered at the Tokyo Olympics.

That unexpected victory gave Sascha a huge boost of confidence, who is probably playing the best tennis of his entire career. The finalist of the US Open 2020 also imposed himself in Cincinnati, showing an excellent physical and mental condition.

In a recent interview with ESPN, Nole revealed the moment he realized he could do the Grand Slam.

Djokovic praised Federer and Nadal

Nole said "I understood this for the first time when I held all four majors at the same time between 2015 and 2016.

There I realized that it was a feasible dream. I have always believed that I have a very good chance of winning all the Grand Sl." His eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal never made it, even though they came close.

He added: "Roger and Rafa failed to complete the Grand Slam, but they came close to it on more than one occasion. Federer has won three Grand Slams in one year and played in the Roland Garros final, so he missed very little.

The same goes for Nadal. These two guys and their dominance on the tour made me the player I am today, I have no doubts about it." About Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, they are out untill the end of the season, and there are also some doubts of the come back of the Swiss Maestro on the court for 2022.