Former world No. 1 Justine Henin has acknowledged that Novak Djokovic’s achievements are astounding and that it might be impossible for future generations to breaks his records.
This season, Djokovic broke the record for the most weeks spent as world No. 1.
Also, Djokovic won this year’s Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon and tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.
If Djokovic wins this year’s US Open, he will claim a record 21st Grand Slam title.
“I think Novak Djokovic is the one who’s going to hold the records very quickly and I think it’s going to be very, very difficult to go after them. A lot has happened in the last year. His disqualification at the US Open last year, a stinging defeat in the final at the French Open, and after that at the Australian Open, there’s a lot at stake because there’s the ego of the champion where he wants to win Grand Slams,” Henin said on Eurosport, per Tennishead.
Henin suggests Djokovic’s records might be impossible to break
“He wants to get closer, and he did something very, very strong at the Australian Open. Obviously, for me, it’s all about that match against Nadal at the French Open, where he came back from two sets down. You can feel for Novak Djokovic, everything is always a little bit complicated, but in the end, very regularly, he comes through,” Henin added.
“I’m not going to say that other people aren’t competitors. You don’t win 20 Grand Slams in your career… They are huge champions and you can’t compare all three of them. But if we’re talking about records, I think Novak Djokovic is going to be in the best position very soon and it might be impossible to go after.”
Henin thinks that Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Alexander Zverev is the biggest threat to Djokovic at the US Open.
“I think Zverev has evolved a lot,” Henin noted. “He’s made some progress, obviously mentally. I think that beating Novak at the Olympics and going to win a big title. I think it’s going to be a big moment in his career anyway. Is that going to be enough?”