Novak Djokovic has once again marked his name in the books of glory by winning his 23rd grand slam, which is the most by any tennis player ever.
In the absence of Rafael Nadal, convalescing back home in Mallorca, he effectively put the argument to bed by winning a third French Open title and his 23rd major, moving one ahead of his Spanish rival.
Now level with Serena Williams, few would bet against Novak Djokovic equalling Margaret Court’s total of 24 once Wimbledon is done.
For all the baggage he comes with, his claim is hard to dispute after he survived an edgy start to defeat Casper Ruud 7-6, 6-3, 7-5 at the venue, which has proved his most challenging.
Novak Djokovic in this regard
Novak Djokovic is much pledged and said that there is more to come. Now he wants to win the Wimbledon, but before that he is going to celebrate with his team and his family. He is very motivated to continue to make history. He is not finished in his career, he added too.
He also stated that he doesn’t want to say that he is the greatest because he doesn’t want to be disrespectful to others. He leaves those kida decisions to someone else and he knows the other guys feel a lot of pressure coming into best-of-five matches against him and that’s how he wants them to feel.
It is the spread of Grand Slams which edges it for Djokovic over Nadal and Roger Federer. No other man has won each of them three times — he is the man for all surfaces and circumstances. To think that, when Pete Sampras got to 14, it was reckoned he would stand alone for decades.
The 36-year-old has long left him trailing in his wake, and is halfway to doing the calendar Grand Slam with his ban from the US for remaining unvaccinated no longer standing in his path. Since being thrown out of Australia 18 months ago he has won three of his four majors played.