Novak Djokovic has dominated the world of tennis the past years but has not accomplished the “Calendar Grand Slam” and Stan Wawrinka believes the Serbian won’t get to it again this ATP season.
“Grand Slam? Maybe, but if I have to give a prediction, I would say no. I think that another player will win somewhere,” Wawrinka declared to rmcsport.bfmtv.com.
Novak Djokovic had a couple of chances in the past to achieve the “Calendar Grand Slam”, a feat where a player wins all Grand Slam titles in the same calendar year.
In 2011, the Serbian won the Australian Open, Wimbledon Championships and US Open but lost in the semifinals of the French Open. Last year, he won all three again but lost in the final at Roland Garros.
Djokovic’s opponent in that championship round in France is no other than Wawrinka, who won in four sets, 4-6 6-4 6-3 6-4. With his recent statement, it appears that Wawrinka is motivated to stop Djokovic’s run again at making history.
Wawrinka also added in the same interview that he believes other players who are in the Top 10 in the ATP world rankings still have a chance to win any of the Grand Slam tournaments. Wawrinka offered himself as an example and said that he won his only majors title at the age of 28 years old and that other players should “not lose hope” in their dream to win a Grand Slam.
Only seven players have won all four grand slam tournaments in their careers in the ATP tour history including Djokovic’s rival, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal winning all four Grand Slams in different years.
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