Former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski believes Novak Djokovic is the one from the Big Three who will go down as the greatest tennis player of all time.
Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are all tied on the Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.
“I think Djokovic is the man to beat,” he said, speaking exclusively to Express Sport on who will end their career as the greatest player of all time.
“He’s healthy. Roger we know is on the sidelines at the moment, he’s talked about coming back and going to give it as long as he needs to. Rafa’s got a bit of a foot problem he’s struggling with and Djokovic is just looking supreme.
“I mean he nearly won the Calendar Slam this year, one match away, nobody’s really done that since 1969 which is incredible. And he’s still the man to beat.”
Rusedski can’t see Nadal, Federer stopping Djokovic
“The question mark, I don’t think it’s going to be Nadal or Federer that’s going to stop him. It’s going to be the Zverevs, it’s going to be the Tsitsipases, it’s going to be the Medvedevs being the number one rival,” Rusedski added.
“That next generation has arrived finally, it’s taken long enough, but Djokovic doesn’t want to give away his pedestal.”
Rusedski suggests Djokovic is also targeting to break Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams captured.
“He wants to be the best male tennis player. Best in the men’s game and the women’s game,” he declared.
“Because the record for Slams is 24 by Margaret Court. End of season No 1s I believe is Steffi Graf with eight year-end No 1s, he’s done it seven times.
“So I don’t think he wants to be the best in the men’s, I just think he wants to be the best whether it’s men’s, women’s tennis. The best ever in our sport, and I think that’s his massive motivation.”