Pilic exalts Djokovic: "He is superior to Alcaraz"

The former coach of the Serb underlined how the world no.1 is currently superior to the youngsters on the Tour

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Pilic exalts Djokovic: "He is superior to Alcaraz"
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Novak Djokovic's former coach Nikola Pilic granted an interview to Kurir, during which he analyzed Djokovic's superiority compared to the young tennis players on the Tour, underlining the reasons that push him to this reflection.

"I've been saying it since last year, Novak Djokovic is the GOAT and I'll say it until everyone admits it. Djokovic plays with the sixth only 5-6 tournaments out of the 20 he plays per year. In the end it doesn't even matter who is on the other side, he has incredible mental strength and self-confidence and has also recently shown that he is above Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner.

You keep saying that in the history of this sport there are two records that will remain unattainable: on the one hand Nadal's 14 titles at Roland Garros and on the other Novak Djokovic's 400 weeks at the top of the Ranking and it must be said that he will reach at least up to 410 given the distance from the Australian Open.

I have been watching tennis for 65 years and this record will remain in the history of this sport," he explained. For Djokovic the words are almost over: the Serbian continues to obtain victories and records and many are praising his exploits.

Also for this reason, greater emphasis is given to Jannik Sinner's success in the Davis Cup with the Italian who canceled three match points from the tennis player who many consider the best of all time.

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Despite the difficulties and the defeat in the Davis Cup, world number one Novak Djokovic has achieved an incredible series of records.

Just in recent days he has reached 400 weeks at the top of the ATP Ranking, but not only with the tennis player who can now be considered the most successful tennis player ever. The three Grand Slam titles have allowed him to reach 24 Slams (no one like him) and the recent victory at the ATP Finals has given him the opportunity to overtake his great rival Roger Federer.

And to think that only Carlitos Alcaraz, who beat him in the fifth set in the Wimbledon final, denied him the joy of winning the Career Grand Slam.