Novak Djokovic has made himself the author of an absolutely incredible first part of the season, having brought home both the Australian Open and at the Roland Garros. These two triumphs allowed him to hoist himself to 19 Grand Slam titles, just one distance away from eternal rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
After the success in Paris a few weeks ago, the debate on Nole’s chances of achieving the Calendar Golden Slam (including the Tokyo Olympics in the list) has ignited. The number 1 in the world seems to have all the credentials to accomplish a unique feat in the history of the Open Era.
The 34-years-old from Belgrade is on the hunt for his sixth seal at Wimbledon, where in 2019 he canceled a couple of match points in the final to His Majesty Roger Federer. In a recent interview granted to the Daily Mail, his former coach Boris Becker said that Djokovic’s victory at Church Road is by no means as obvious as some suggest. The German listed a number of reasons in support of his thesis.
Becker is not so sure of Novak Djokovic’s victory
Becker said: “Novak Djokovic will not win Wimbledon walking. Some of the players left on the draw are underestimated and Nole has another opponent who shouldn’t be underestimated – history. The closer he gets to the final and the conquest of his 20th Major, the more pressure will grow and it will not be easy to maintain the right mental stability. Djokovic does not consider winning this Wimbledon as a guarantee, I assure you, and no one else should do it,” he added.
According to Boris, some members of the Next Gen deserve more consideration by the doers and the insiders: “I think we’re still too caught up in legends like Roger Federer and Andy Murray, so we often overlook some really strong guys who are destined to win Grand Slams in the next few years.” Murray’s London run ended in round three at the hands of Denis Shapovalov.