Novak Djokovic coach Goran Ivanisevich recently revealed that he is amazed by the level of Serb and Rafael Nadal in the recent Grand Slam.
Djokovic won his 18th career Grand Slam title with a straight-sets win over Daniel Medvedev in Melbourne on Sunday. This means that 15 of the last 16 slams have been won by the Big 3 member.
After the match, Djokovic reiterated his intention to focus on the records of most majors in men’s tennis. In that context, Ivansevic claimed that he would not rule out the possibility of catching Djokovic and Nadal with Serona Williams and Margaret Court’s slam tally.
The record for the Grand Slam singles title in men’s tennis is currently held jointly by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at 20 each. Three women are ahead of men, with Steffi Graf in 22 slams, Serena Williams in 23 (23 an open Era record) and 24 in Margaret Court.
“I don’t know where the end is,” Evanswick said. “They might be going to overtake Margaret Court and Serena, maybe not. But it’s amazing what they’re doing on the court. It’s amazing how they perform in the big matches.”
“They are incredible,” Croatia said. “They are producing better and better tennis. Every time you think they are gone, young guns are coming, they are here but these guys are better, one step better in the finals.”
“I am waiting for Roger Federer to return” – Novak Djokovic coach Goran Evanswick
With Novak Djokovic reaching 18, the race between the Big 3 is likely to become tennis’s biggest story for the remainder of 2021. And the return of Roger Federer, who has not played on the tour since the 2020 Australian Open, will only add to that excitement.
Federer is scheduled to make his return to Doha next month, and Goran Ivanisevic claimed he too is eagerly awaiting it. At the same time, Ivanisevich reiterated his opinion that both Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal would overtake Roger Federer in the race for Major by the end of their careers.
“I’m waiting for Roger to come back,” Ivanisevic said. “It’ll be interesting to see what’s going to happen in French and Wimbledon. (It’s) just great. The race is left. Who knows. I said that two years ago Rafa and Novak, they’re going to beat both Roger.” . Them. I still believe I still think so. “
Published 21 February 2021 23:18 CET