Novak Djokovic is expected to surpass Federer, Nadal, and Serena Williams as the greatest tennis player of all time.
EXCLUSIVE: Former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski believes Novak Djokovic is driven to break every tennis record and become the greatest player of all time, male or female.
Novak Djokovic is expected to surpass not only his longtime rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but also Serena Williams to become the greatest tennis player of all time.
After achieving record weeks at No 1 and year-end No 1 finishes in the men’s game, former world No 4 Greg Rusedski believes the Serb is motivated to break all the major records in the sport.
Djokovic is currently competing in the Nitto ATP Finals, which is the season’s final ATP Tour event.
The 34-year-old is already through to the semi-finals, where he will face Alexander Zverev on Saturday (November 20), and is aiming to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles at the season-ending tournaments.
He has already made history this season, surpassing Roger Federer’s record for most weeks at world No. 1, tying Federer and Rafael Nadal for a record 20 Grand Slam titles, securing the year-end No. 1 ranking for a record seventh time, and becoming the first man to win 37 Masters 1000 titles, breaking his previous record of 36, which he shared with Nadal.
In September, the world No. 1 was one match away from winning the US Open, which would have given him a record 21st Major title and made him the first man to win the Calendar Grand Slam in 52 years.
Now, former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski predicts that Djokovic will continue to break records across the sport in order to establish himself as the undisputed GOAT.
“I believe Djokovic is the man to beat,” he said in an exclusive interview with Express Sport about who will be crowned the greatest player of all time at the end of their career.
Roger, as we all know, is on the sidelines right now; he’s talked about returning and said he’ll give it as long as he needs to.
Rafa is dealing with a foot problem, and Djokovic is looking like the man of the moment.
“I mean, he was one match away from winning the Calendar Slam this year, which is incredible because no one has done that since 1969.”
And he’ll always be the man to beat.”
The runner-up in the 1997 US Open forewarned.
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