At Wimbledon, John McEnroe was stunned by Novak Djokovic and exclaimed, “Are you kidding me?”
Novak Djokovic’s recent achievements have left John McEnroe speechless, as the world No. 1 cruised into the Wimbledon quarter-finals.
According to John McEnroe, Novak Djokovic will win the calendar-year Grand Slam this year. On ‘Manic Monday’ at Wimbledon, the world No. 1 in in fine form once again, dispatching Cristian Garin in straight sets.
He hasn’t dropped a set since losing his first of the event in the first round to Britain’s Jack Draper.
Djokovic’s closest rival for a sixth Wimbledon victory could be Daniil Medvedev.
Denis Shapovalov has also impressed, while Roger Federer will continue to pose a threat as long as he is in the draw.
Djokovic, on the other hand, has gone undefeated at Wimbledon since 2016 and is once again the favorite to win the championship.
The 34-year-old has had arguably his finest start to a season, winning both the French Open and the Australian Open.
And, for the first time in his career, he is on track to win the calendar-year Grand Slam.
McEnroe is astounded by Djokovic’s achievements at this level of his career.
While the seven-time Grand Slam champion acknowledges that an upset could occur at Wimbledon, he does not believe anyone can beat Djokovic on his current form.
On BBC, he stated, “He still looks like the champion.”
“That doesn’t mean it’ll happen right away, but I’ll take him over the field.
“I believe he will win the Grand Slam.”
“Are you kidding me? This is his 50th Grand Slam quarter-final, are you kidding me?” he said.
“This is crazy things we’ve seen with these three people over the previous 10-15 years.”
On Wednesday, Djokovic will face Marton Fucsovics in the quarterfinals, with the victor facing either Karen Khachanov or Denis Shapovalov.
Federer is on the opposite half of the draw and will play Lorenzo Sonego on Centre Court later.
Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev takes on Hubert Hurkacz, with the No. 2 seed potentially facing Roger Federer.