Novak Djokovic’s 2021 seems to become even more special, with the Serbian having already conquered the Australian Open and Roland Garros, winning half of the much-coveted Grand Slam (made in the Open era only by Rod Laver in 1969). Furthermore, this year Nole was also able to break the record of Swiss Roger Federer in terms of weeks spent at the top of the ATP rankings. The Belgrade champion is today only one distance away from the incredible number of 20 Majors held by Federer and Rafael Nadal, with the great opportunity to catch up with his eternal rivals during the next Wimbledon tournament, which will not see the presence of the Majorcan. If Novak were to triumph at Wimbledon as well, he would only miss the Flushing Meadows appointment to replicate Laver’s feat and overtake Federer and Nadal at the same time.
Djokovic has improved tremendously on the mental front
Jurgen Melzer recently gave his thoughts about Novak Djokovic’s historic Roland Garros triumph, and showered praise on the Serb’s uncanny ability to win matches from seemingly hopeless situations. “He has developed a lot there (on the mental side since his win over the Serb in 2010),” Melzer said. “While Musetti was certainly ailing, you have to take the game away a bit. Djokovic just knows that there is a way back in every match and he finds it very, very often. He adapts, changes his tactics and leaves the field as the winner at the end of the day. That is what sets him apart.” The Austrian further heaped praise on Djokovic’s performances against Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas in Paris. Melzer believes that such results indicate Djokovic is “almost unbeatable”. “You have to take off your hat,” Melzer said. “He is about to break all records. The only thing missing is a Grand Slam to catch up with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.” Speaking about the Championships, the 2021 edition will begin on the 28th of June and will end on the 11th of July. All players are excited to be playing in South West 19 as it was the only Grand Slam event that was canceled in the last year. Superstars like Roger Federer and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will be headlining the event this year. Unfortunately, Spanish star Rafael Nadal has decided to skip the event and rest himself after a tedious clay-court season. It will be interesting to see how things unfold during the course of two weeks at the Wimbledon Championships 2021.