A former US legend crowns Djokovic: "No one will ever reach his numbers"

Tracy Austin highlighted the impressive numbers achieved by the Serb this season and, in gereral, through in his career

by Lorenzo Ciotti
A former US legend crowns Djokovic: "No one will ever reach his numbers"
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The former tennis champion Tracy Austin talked about Novak Djokovic, during an interview with Tennis.com. The former American legend underlined how no tennis player will ever be able to match what Nole did in his amazing career.

Tracy also considered what Nole has done this season was remarkable. "Djokovic always tries to make improvements of even 1% in his game: he looks at everything, his diet, his physical movements and improvements in his serve or volley game.

This is how he made history by winning 24 Grand Slam titles and finishing at the top of the ATP rankings eight times. These are great achievements and I believe they may be unattainable," she explained. "Among these high numbers there is one that surprised me.

At the Roland Garros 2023, Djokovic played six tiebreaks and 55 total points. Well, he made 0 errors in these tiebreaks. We know that in tennis some points are more important than others, and Nole competes not only against opponents but against history," she said.

Tracy Austin's words underline what happened: a dominion by Nole

Novak Djokovic officially ended his extraordinary season with the semi-final in the Davis Cup. Played the week following his triumph at the ATP Finals against Jannik Sinner, the Serbian tennis player was defeated by the young Italian in both the singles and doubles matches.

The number 4 in the ATP ranking prevented the Serbian champion from obtaining one of the few successes that Nole was unable to achieve this year. Furthermore, Jannik is the first tennis player in history to win after canceling three consecutive match points against the Serbian star.

But Djokovic's season still remains extraordinary. In 2023, Nole won three Slam titles, reaching and overtaking his great rival Rafa Nadal. With 24 Majors, the Serbian tennis player is now the most successful in history and ended the season as world No.1 for the eighth time in his career, surpassing another record set by Roger Federer.

A series of records and these could be almost infinite with fans now incredulous in front of the exploits of the Serbian champion, one of the most successful sportsmen ever.

Tracy Austin