“We Are Still Counting His Majors”: Simona Halep’s Coach Darren Cahill Hails Novak Djokovic, Says He’ll Win Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2021

Published 07/15/2021, 11:12 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set during his quarter final match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Toby Melville


Novak Djokovic created history at Wimbledon Championships 2021, continuing his excellent run of form this year. Novak’s fans, critics, pundits and the media, in general, have not stopped the buzz around his title. He is still the best player in the world and he continues to give statisticians more work with his exploits and keeping their hands full with his records.

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Djokovic won his 20th Grand Slam title at this year’s Wimbledon Championships and is on his way towards achieving the ultimate prize in an athlete’s career, the Olympic Gold medal. The World No.1 will be heading to Tokyo for the grand event later this month.

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Novak Djokovic is the best of this generation: Darren Cahill

Simona Halep’s coach, Darren Cahill, has presented his thoughts on Djokovic’s splendid record. The Serb started with one Grand Slam title in 2011 when the greats like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were ruling the tennis world. However, Djokovic caught up with the two GOATs and now sits with them at 20 Grand Slam titles.

Djokovic is the best of this generation. He’s broken so many records in this game. The biggest thing with Novak – we are still counting his majors. Because it will go on,” said Darren Cahill, as reported by TennisUpToDate.

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Djokovic chasing historic records in the coming months

Novak Djokovic will be the first person since Rod Laver to complete the Calendar Grand Slam this year, if things go according to plan. He will be playing the US Open in August, before that he will be leaving for his gold quest in Tokyo.

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So we know where he stands, he’s gonna chase down that Olympic gold. He’ll try to do it at the US Open – win the Grand Slam,” said Darren. The Australian is really hoping for the Serb to complete the Golden Grand Slam this year. The Golden Grand Slam is one when the player wins all four Grand Slam titles, along with the Olympic Gold.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning the second set during his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Paul Childs

Novak has shut his critics this year with his dominant performance. He is at the top of his game since the year began. He won three successive Wimbledon Championships and also won the three Grand Slam titles this year consecutively. Djokovic is on his way to become the greatest tennis player of all time and there is hardly anyone who could 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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