Novak Djokovic is very capable of equaling or even surpassing the 17 Grand Slams titles won by Roger Federer. This is what for former Wimbledon Champion Goran Ivanisevic believes in after assessing the current level of play the Serb has been showing right now.
Ivanisevic, who captured his lone Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2001, thinks Djokovic looks unbeatable right now that he doesn’t know any tactic that can stop his dominance in the sport for at least the next half of decade.
He added that if he continues to stay healthy and sharp for the next five or six years, Djokovic might eventually beat Federer’s Grand Slam haul and in the process assume the title as the greatest of all time.
‘He’s having everything under control. He decides how long he wants to stay on the court! You have to hope his bus or car doesn’t come to pick him up and take him to the court!,’ Ivanisevic told reporters via Tennis World USA.
‘Honestly, as a coach, as an ex-player, I don’t know what tactics you can give to your player to beat him. He could break all the records. If he is healthy he will play another five or six years, he can win 2 or 3 a year. That’s 20!’
Djokovic joined Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg with 11 Grand Slam titles following his sixth championship at the Australian Open. With another slam victory at 28, the world’s no.1 believes he’s in good position to equaling Federer’s slam record soon.
“I think I’m in a good position but we’ll see,’ Djokovic said of eventually tying the Swiss’ Grand Slam record.
“I don’t want to allow myself to be in that frame of mind. Because if I do, the person becomes too arrogant and thinks that he’s a higher being or better than everybody else. You can get a big slap from karma very soon.
Djokovic is expected to take some rest before plunging back to action for the Indian Wells and Miami Masters.
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