Novak Djokovic is in the Category of Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, Asserts Father Srdjan Djokovic

Published 03/23/2021, 4:13 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 04: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a win during his Men’s Singles third round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany on Day Five of the 2020 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 04, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Novak Djokovic recently lifted his 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open 2021. It was his 9th Australian Open title, and he has certainly reopened the G.O.A.T debate in tennis once again. Fans and experts have started calling him ‘The King of the Melbourne Park’ after his splendid performance in the Grand Slam.

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In a recent interview, Novak Djokovic’s father Srdjan Djokovic claimed that the World No. 1  player is in no mood to bid goodbye to the sport right now. He mentioned that he could easily play for two or three more years.

“He will not leave tennis yet, his career will last another year and a half, two, up to three at the most when all possible parameters will be in his possession,” said Srdjan Djokovic in the interview.

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(Quotes have been translated by Google Translate)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 12: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning a point during his final singles match against Rafael Nadal. Day 10 of the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena on January 12, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Srdjan also remarked that his son is the best tennis player in the world and also believes that Djokovic is one of the best athletes of all time.

“He is still the best tennis player in the world and one of the best athletes of all time,” added the father.

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Srdjan feels that Novak Djokovic is in the league of Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan

Djoker’s father highlighted that his son is way ahead of arch-rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the moment. He said that he is now in the category of other G.O.A.Ts like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Rafael Nadal of Spain after winning the match point during their final singles match. Day 10 of the ATP Cup at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

“An English journalist said last week, even though they were his angry opponents, that his rivals were no longer Federer and Nadal, but were being compared to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. He is that category for you,” concluded the father.

Djokovic has been No. 1 for 312 weeks and recently broke Federer’s record of staying at the top for the most weeks. With his recent victory at the Australian Open 2021, he is just two majors away from leveling Roger and Rafa.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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