After making history at the US Open, Novak Djokovic believes he can win ‘24 or 25′ Grand Slams.
At the US Open this month, Novak Djokovic is attempting to win a record 21st major and the Calendar Grand Slam.
Former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli believes Novak Djokovic may make history at the US Open by becoming the most decorated male tennis player of all time. At Flushing Meadows, the Serb hopes to tie for his 21st major title and draw away from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
In the absence of his main adversaries, Federer and Nadal, Djokovic is attempting to rewrite history at the US Open.
The Big Three have a combined total of 20 Grand Slam victories, and if the world No. 1 wins at Flushing Meadows, he would become the first man in history to win 21 Majors.
The championship would give him the Calendar Grand Slam, making him the first player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all four in the same year. He has already won the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and Wimbledon this year.
While all eyes will be on Djokovic at the US Open this month, former Wimbledon champion Bartoli believes the Serb will be able to add his name to the record books.
Although she believes it will be difficult for Djokovic to overcome his mental challenges, she believes he has a real chance to make history.
“For him, the US Open this year will be more than simply an on-court duel. Because there is history on the line, it will be a major mental battle for him,” she told PicksWise.
“Winning the US Open will allow him to write history. Serena Williams’ situation comes to mind, when she won the first three rounds and advanced to the semi-finals against Roberta Vinci, a woman she should defeat every day of her life, but she lost because the strain on her shoulders was simply too much.
“If Novak can keep to his program and filter out all distractions, he has a good chance. His team will play a critical role in absorbing the additional pressure from the rest of the team.”
Djokovic, who is not as well-liked as Federer and Nadal, will gain public support by surpassing his opponents, according to the retired Frenchwoman.
“He has,” she continued. “Brinkwire Summary News.”