Djokovic is clear: ‘I consider myself the best’

Novak Djokovic they have won seven of the last eleven Grand Slam titles, four of the six most recent and all three contested this season. Champion of Australian Open and Roland Garros, continued his winning streak by winning his sixth Wimbledon, adding 20 Grand Slam crowns. The 34-year-old Serb’s dominance has tied the ‘Big 3’ in the record of 20 Grand Slam wins.

Roger Federer, 40 years in a month, has not lifted a trophy in this category since Australian Open 2018, when he distanced the Spanish by four victories Rafael Nadal, 35 years, and seven to the Serbian.

Nadal caught up with Federer in October 2020 by winning his thirteenth Roland Garros, but on his dominant ground he gave up command to Djokovic in the semi-finals in June 2021.

“I consider myself the best, I think I am the best, because otherwise I would not be speaking with confidence of winning Grand Slams and making history,” said the world No. 1, who should have as his next goal the Olympic gold but in London he was born the doubt about whether to go to Tokyo.

“I will have to think about it. My plan was always to go to the Olympics, but right now I’m a bit divided. It’s kind of 50-50 from what I’ve heard in the last few days. ” There is a health emergency, it will be held behind closed doors, without fans.

On the horizon, the US Open, in New York from August 30 to September 12. The option of being the third man to complete a Grand Slam in the same year, after the American Don budge and the australian Rod Laver, both in times when only Roland Garros was not played on grass.

“It is incredible that everything comes together in the same year. That is something that I did not expect, but I always dream of achieving the most important things “, indicates the Balkan, who” two or three years ago I began to think that the records of “number one and Grand Slams were not untouchable”. Goes for everyone. “If I am the best in history or not is a debate that I leave for other people. It is difficult to compare between different eras ”.