Novak Djokovic’s chances of gaining 17 Grand Slam titles is “far fetched” according to his own coach, Boris Becker. The 17 Grand Slam titles is the world record held by Swiss rival Roger Federer.
The talk recently in tennis is how the Serbian could possibly break the record or even surpass it after already winning 11 Grand Slams at this point of his carerr
“At the moment I think that’s far fetched, it’s not something we talk about,” Becker was quoted saying via Sport360.
Becker was attending the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards nomination night earlier in the week in behalf of Djokovic, who is still recovering from an eye injury.
With his domination of tennis the last two years, Djokovic was nominated for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award.
Djokovic is currently ranked World No. 1 and has won five Grand Slam titles in his last seven majors tournaments.
The Serbian joins other top athletes in their respective sports like American Stephen Curry (NBA, Golden State Warriors) and Jordan Spieth (Golf), Jamaican Usain Bolt (athletics), British Lewis Hamilton (Formula One) and Argentine Lionel Messi (Soccer, FC Barcelona) as nominees for the top award.
Other notable nominees are Serena Williams, who will be nominated for the 10th time while Spieth and Mick Fanning are shortlisted for two awards this year. The Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony will be held on April 18 in Berlin, Germany.
Here’s a Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic infographic:
Photo courtesy: euroleague.net