To tie his idol Pete Sampras, Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career. The Serbian prodigy, undefeated in London since 2017, joined Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer as the only players in history to win four consecutive times on Church Road.
Even though he probably won’t be visiting the United States next month, the former world No. 1 saved a season that was on the verge of being a bust. The 35-year-old Belgrade native lost his chance to defend his Australian Open title because he opted out of getting vaccinated against Coronavirus.
The ‘Djoker’ was forced to skip the Indian Wells and Miami Masters 1000 tournaments in addition to suffering severe damage to his reputation. His victory at the Championships brought him to 21 Grand Slam titles and brought him closer to Rafael Nadal in the all-time rankings.
Leif Shiras gave Kamau Murray an in-depth assessment of Djokovic’s chances in an interview.
Djokovic looks ready for another championship run.
Shiras predicted that Novak Djokovic “could make it to 26-27 Slams” based on his current form.
“The fact that he is 35 years old does not prevent him from being a factor in close games. There is never any sign of panic on his part, even when he’s down a set or two to an opponent like Jannik Sinner was when they met at Wimbledon.
He is aware that there is another level on which he can operate, physically and mentally “Leif elaborated on the matter. The 21-time Grand Slam winner has received praise from Patrick Mouratoglou as well: “The men’s Wimbledon final was like two matches in one.
I think Nole’s calm demeanor, which resulted from his years of experience, was crucial. At some point in the second set, the Serb started to respond more frequently, and Nick Kyrgios started to feel the heat.
Novak Djokovic knew what he had to do to win despite getting off to a sluggish start and facing a Kyrgios in great spolvero.”