Patrick Mouratoglou really believes Novak Djokovic completing a Calendar Slam has the best chance of actually happening than Roger Federer winning another Grand Slam or Rafael Nadal recapturing his old dominant form, the French tennis coach said in an interview with Tennis Best.
Mouratoglou, the man behind Serena Williams’ resurgence, think the world’s no.1 netter is capable of pulling off something that has never been done in men’s tennis – winning all major tournament titles in a single calendar year.
“The Grand Slam is an exploit amazingly difficult to realize but if Djokovic keeps playing this way… the only one who can stop him, is himself. If he has a bad day and his opponent plays the match of his life,’ Mouratoglou said via Tennis World USA.
Djokovic is enjoying one of the best run the sport has ever seen, winning four of the last five Grand Slam tournaments and setting a new record ATP ranking points record. After his dominant run at the Australian Open, many are starting to believe the Serb is on his way of breaking Federer’s 17 Grand slam title and subsequently capture the title as the greatest tennis player of all time.
His claim to the highest recognition in the sport can be further enhanced if he manages to win the remaining majors tournaments (French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) and perhaps a gold medal at Rio Olympics.
On the other hand, it hasn’t been an optimistic start this year for both tennis kingpins Federer and Nadal.
Federer reached the semifinal round of the Australian Open, but suffered a torn meniscus on his knee that required surgery and temporary derailed his campaign. Nadal, meanwhile, is still searching for answers after his first-round exit at the Australian Open got followed by back-to-back setbacks at the hands of unheralded opponents (Dominic Thiem in Argentina and Pablo Cuevas in Rio) in South America.
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