For the seventh time in his career, Novak Djokovic has won Wimbledon, tying his idol Pete Sampras. The Serbian sensation, unbeaten in London since 2017, has joined the likes of Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras, and Roger Federer as four-time champions at Church Road.
The former world number one has also saved a financially doomed season by preventing him from visiting the United States next month. The 35-year-old from Belgrade was unable to successfully defend his Australian Open title due to his refusal to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
The ‘Djoker’ was forced to forego the Masters 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami after suffering significant damage to his reputation. Thanks to his victory at the Championships, Nole now has 21 Grand Slam titles and is closer to Rafael Nadal in the all-time rankings than he was before.
Leif Shiras gave Kamau Murray an in-depth assessment of Djokovic’s chances in an interview.
A candid discussion between Shiras and Djokovic
Based on his current form and health, Shiras believes Novak Djokovic can win another four or five majors and finish with 26 or 27 overall.
“He’s already 35, but he maintains an incredible level of physical fitness. And he loses a set to these young challengers, sometimes even two sets to sinner, and it seems to bother him not at all.
Simply, he shifts gears in his mind, limbs, and organs, “And he went on to say. When speaking with Graham Bensinger, Djokovic reflected on his family’s unwavering support as the foundation of his tennis success.
The only money they had was a ten Deutsche Mark bill, he recalled his father saying. Which is roughly equivalent to 10 dollars today. For the simple reason that tennis wasn’t even the focus at the time.
It was more about us surviving as a family and having bread to eat during the day. But somehow my parents found the way, and they were a great team. To keep believing in me and helping me pursue my dream of becoming a professional tennis player took a lot of courage. He continued.