Coach Patrick Mouratoglou considers Novak Djokovic’s ability to win when he is not at his best to be one of the most impressive things about the Serb. Djokovic, 35, began his ATP finals campaign with back-to-back straight-sets wins over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.
In their Round Robin final, Djokovic edged out Daniil Medvedev in a thrilling 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(2). On Saturday, Djokovic was far from his prime, but still managed to beat Taylor Fritz 7-6(5), 7-6(6) to reach the final in Turin.
In the final, Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title since 2015. «The most impressive thing about Novak is his ability to win without being anywhere near top level. throughout the tournament.
Huge problem solver, great ability to overcome difficulties and great champion in negotiating the most important moments of a game,» Mouratoglou wrote on Twitter. Last week, Djokovic received the best possible news from Australia: he is allowed to return to the Australian Open in 2023. .
Djokovic has 21 Grand Slam titles in his collection and Mouratoglou is not ruling out the possibility of Djokovic reaching the 30 Grand Slam title mark. Grand Slam before retiring. «Big news in the world of tennis, Novak Djokovic is cleared to play in the Australian Open, so he will probably be able to play three Grand Slams at least next year.
That completely changes the history of the game because Novak is winning the most Grand Slams in a few years, except for 2020 because Wimbledon was cancelled, but otherwise he is scoring between two and three Grand Slams every year.
So if he plays three or four more years and is able to win two to three Grand Slams, then he can score three to 10 more Grand Slams.»
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In that context, former US Open runner-up Greg Rusedski believes Novak Djokovic is looking more at Court’s record than Nadal’s current tally.
“I mean, let’s not forget that Martina Navratilova won her last Wimbledon title at 39, so I see Novak out there if she’s healthy for another four or five years, so imagine how many more Slams she’ll have under her 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 the French winning and Alcaraz possibly defending his US Open title.”