Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli believes current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has a great chance of breaking Roger Federer’s world record of 17 Grand Slam titles.
Earlier in the week Bartoli stated that no one can question Federer’s greatness in the sport and that he should still be considered one of the greatest. However, Bartoli also believes that Djokovic has the skill to get to Federer’s level.
“For sure [Novak] Djokovic is getting close to it. No one could have thought that someone will cross Federer’s 17 Grand Slam mark… But the level of tennis he is playing right now is incredible. He has a good chance of winning more slams than Federer,” Bartoli told Deccan Chronicle.
Djokovic has dominated the tennis scene in the last two years and the start of this season including dominating Roger Federer in their head-to-head matches. Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in the semifinals of the 2016 Australian Open and then Andy Murray in the championship round in Melbourne to notch his 11th Grand Slam title, just six short of Federer’s record.
Bartoli, who won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, remains a big fan of Federer despite the struggles of the Swiss Maestro in recent years and against Djokovic.
“The things he has managed to accomplish and the level to which he has taken the game is amazing. When he is playing, his style is so flawless and beautiful. It is almost like a ballet when he is playing. If I watch Federer’s match on television, I cannot even switch it off,” Bartoli said in a previous interview.
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