Novak Djokovic’s Level is “Something Special” When Compared to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Says Stanislas Wawrinka

Published 08/06/2021, 2:54 AM EDT
Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


In a recent interview with Darren Cahill, Stanislas Wawrinka has spoken on Novak Djokovic and his 2021 form. He also spoke highly of the competitiveness that Djokovic possessed while playing against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Stan is also looking forward to the upcoming US Open campaign, although he will not be playing.

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After a medal-less finish at the Tokyo Olympics, Djokovic has his eyes set on the US Open title. On the other hand, Nadal is working hard to make a comeback for the major event later this month. He is competing at the Citi Open in Washington.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 26: Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain hug at the net after Wawrinka won their men’s final match during day 14 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Stanislas on Novak Djokovic winning the Calendar Grand Slam

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Stanislas Wawrinka has been a great player over the past decade and a half. He has been a great rival to Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal. In 2008, Wawrinka partnered with Federer to win the Beijing Olympic gold. However, given the GOAT level that the Big 3 are at, he couldn’t reach there. He has spoken greatly about the longevity and the careers these three have had.

Well, you never expect a player to be ready to win four Grand Slams, but I think what they show us since 15 years, even more between Roger, Rafa, and Novak, it’s, they are just pushing and pushing and pushing the extreme limit of how well you can play in tennis. Novak a bit more the last few years. His level is for sure something special,” said Wawrinka.

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PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 07: Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland is congratulated by Novak Djokovic of Serbia after victory in their Men’s Singles Final on day fifteen of the 2015 French Open at Roland Garros on June 7, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Wawrinka vouches for Djokovic to win the US Open

Wawrinka is all praise for Novak Djokovic to win the fourth Grand Slam of the year. “It’s tough to really say for me, I always feel that he will win because of the way he is playing, the way he can close match, and the way he can find his way. I always feel he is going to win,” said Wawrinka.

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The World No.1 can surely create history at the US Open this year and complete his calendar Grand Slam. However, the real question is, who will stop him?

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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