Novak Djokovic not the most complete player but one of the most effective: Tim Henman

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Retired tennis pro Tim Henman believes that Novak Djokovic is not the “most complete player” but the current World No. 1 could be one of the most effective pros the sport has seen in its history.

Henman, whose highest ranking the men’s singles tour was at World No. 4 in 2002, also stated that he thinks Djokovic is not yet done winning Grand Slam tournaments because of the Serbian’s skills.

“No, he is not the most complete player ever. He might be one of the most effective players,” Henman said told IANS during a promotional tour in New Delhi.

“I think his every aspect of his game is so advanced and so athletic. He is very solid from the back of the court, one of the best ever. He makes so few unforced errors.”

Henman also added that he’s curious what Djokovic will do in the coming years as the Serbian chases more Grand Slam titles.

“He has already won 11 Grand Slams. It will be interesting to see how many more he can win in the future,” Henman said.

Henman described Djokovic as “unbeatable at the moment” but sees some weaknesses in the Serbian’s game. However, Henman also said that Djokovic’s athleticism and speed at the baseline and consistency with his groundstrokes is what makes the Serbian effective and Djokovic is taking full advantage of it.

Djokovic has dominated the ATP tour the last two seasons winning five Grand Slam tournaments since 2014. His most recent majors win came at the 2016 Australian Open where he beat Andy Murray in the final in straight sets, 6-1 7-5 7-6 (3).

The Serbian has now a total of 11 Grand Slam titles tying Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg for total titles in the all-time list. Djokovic is still short of six Grand Slam titles to tie rival Roger Federer’s world record of 17 Grand Slam titles.

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