Novak Djokovic ended his 2022 in style, winning the ATP Finals for the sixth time and equaling Roger Federer’s record. The former world number 1 won the Masters again seven years after the last time and reiterated that he is still the man to beat.
Nole’s season was heavily influenced by his decision not to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, forcing him to skip the Australian Open and the US Open. The Serbian champion also had to give up all the American Masters 1000, in addition to having suffered serious damage to his image.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade turned his year around by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row, the seventh time in his history. The ‘Djoker’ thus climbed to 21 Slams, just a distance from Rafael Nadal’s record.
Goran’s protégé, Ivanisevic, will seek commitment as early as the 2023 Australian Open. In a lengthy interview with ‘Amazon Prime Video’, Greg Rusedski discussed Djokovic’s prospects in detail.
Rusedski praises Djokovic
“I mean, let’s not forget that Martina Navratilova won her last Wimbledon title at 39, so I see Novak Djokovic out there if he’s healthy for another four or five years, so imagine how many more Slams he’ll have under his belt.
I don’t think he wants to get the men’s record, I think he wants to get the all-time record. Margaret Court 24. Serena 23, wants to be 25,» Greg Rusedski said while speaking to Prime Video. «Well, I see Djokovic winning at least two Majors next year,» the retired British pro told Prime Video.
«I see Rafa winning the French and Alcaraz possibly defending his US Open title.» The former world No. 4 stated that he has no doubt that Djokovic would have won the Australian Open this year. «No doubt about it.
He would have won it this year if he had been allowed to play. He has won it nine times, that is his best slam. No doubt about it. Djokovic is just a step up, he’s just a world-class player, he’s got all the assets, he’s got everything you need,» he added.
ESPN Deportes pundit Luis Alfredo Alvarez has described him as the most dominant player in tennis and expects him to win more than 25 Grand Slam titles. «Novak Djokovic has become the most dominant figure in tennis. Since 2015, he averages almost 2 Grand Slam titles per year.
With the competition that is out there now and coming out, I don’t see that changing in the next 3 years. Djokovic will reach 26-30 GS titles,» Alvarez tweeted.