‘Novak Djokovic needs to focus on grass now’, says former ATP star

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic says that being successful playing in the same era as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal makes his success all the sweeter for him. Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are considered to be the three greatest players in tennis history and are often credited with taking the game to another level. Nadal is the record holder of 21 Grand Slams, while Djokovic and Federer are tied for second with 20 Majors. Djokovic, 35, holds the record for weeks in the top spot. “Being number one was always the ultimate goal coming into the season, success is even greater playing in the era with Federer and Nadal,” Djokovic said, according to Sasa Ozmo. In 2016, Djokovic defeated Andy Murray in the final to win his first French Open title and complete a career Grand Slam. “It took me years and years to win the title at Roland Garros, a lot of disappointments. When I won in 2016, it was a great relief. This is probably the hardest Slam for me, last year the last seven days were the hardest of my career at the Slam,” admitted Djokovic. Last year, Djokovic broke Federer’s all-time record for most weeks in the top spot. “To be number one, you have to play well for eleven months, be consistent and defend the points, feel that pressure over and over again. It’s Mount Everest in tennis, especially in this generation,” Djokovic noted. Furthermore, Djokovic explained how the calendar works in tennis. Djokovic has nothing against playing night sessions at Roland Garros, while Nadal doesn’t like it. play at night in Paris.

Djokovic is the defending Wimbledon champion

Novak Djokovic has been tipped as the favorite for the upcoming Wimbledon Championships by his coach Goran Ivanisevic. “Of course he can [recover quickly], and he does not have much of a choice, if we are being honest. He is the biggest favourite at Wimbledon, just like Rafa was here [in Paris]. Novak now needs to rest well and prepare for Wimbledon physically and mentally. I am sure that he can do it and I think he will win Wimbledon, I have a good feeling about that. He needs to focus on grass now,” Ivanisevic said. Djokovic is the defending Wimbledon champion. He beat Matteo Berrettini 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the final last year, which is his last Major victory. Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis ace alongside Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, formed the big three of this generation.