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Top coach: “Novak Djokovic has the capacity to endure tremendous agony.”
Novak Djokovic, the reigning Serbian champion, is off to the best start conceivable in 2023. The Balkan tennis player is back on track; he won the Adelaide tournament and, more significantly, the Australian Open, which was his tenth Grand Slam victory overall in Australia. Most importantly, Nole has caught up to his fierce rival Rafael Nadal, and the two players now each have 22 Grand Slam titles.
These statistics are horrifying, to put it mildly, and many have reopened the discussion regarding who is the greatest tennis player in history, or the GOAT. Journalist Jeff Sackmann claimed during the most recent episode of Court-Side with Jeff Beilinson that Novak Djokovic is still far from being considered the greatest tennis player of all time.
“I don’t know, I think he still has to play five more years at another level and win between 10 and 12 Grand Slam titles,” Sackmann remarked, confirming that he still has a long way to go. A statistical journalist named Sackmann explained: “Tennis players are evaluated based on their career peak, their finest seven years as an athlete, and only afterwards their overall career statistics.
Djokovic presently only fits the second stat, but he is still far from becoming the greatest of all time. He is currently far behind Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf, as well as tennis players like Rod Laver.” Yet, Sackmann believes that the tennis player is already the best when it comes to the big three: “Although Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic are currently neck-and-neck for first place, the Serb is already in the lead.
Now, Nole leads Swiss Roger Federer by two Grand Slam titles, with 22, matching that of his great adversary Rafael Nadal. The fact that Nole has spent a total of 377 weeks at the top of the rankings and has now passed the athlete (among men and women) with the most weeks at the top, notably the former tennis champion Steffi Graf, makes this week especially significant “.
During his workout in Belgrade on Wednesday, Novak Djokovic talked to the media, confirming that he has healed from the injury he sustained at the Australian Open and that he will take part in the upcoming ATP 500 in Dubai.
Reflections from Juan Carlos Ferrero on Djokovic
Coach of Carlos Alcaraz At the 2023 Australian Open, Juan Carlos Ferrero stated his skepticism on Novak Djokovic‘s hamstring issue. “I won’t accuse Djokovic of lying; I’ll just admit that it’s challenging.
If it were easy, Djokovic wouldn’t have moved the way he did, in my opinion. Certainly, if he is able to endure excruciating discomfort, which may be the case, then wonderful for him and he deserved to win “said Ferrero.