Is Novak Djokovic closing in on the likes of Federer and Nadal? The World no 1 is over the moon after winning his 3rd Wimbledon title and his 9th grand slam title. The Serbian has just lost 3 matches so far in the 2015 season and those three loses came against Roger Federer, Ivo Karlovic and Stanislas Wawrinka.
The rise of Novak Djokovic came in the year 2011 where he won three out of the four slams with only French Open missing in his kitty. The Serbian announced himself to the world of tennis by defeating Rafael Nadal for 6 times in a row in 2011 in which Nadal couldn’t find a clue to take down the Serbian. Before 2011, Djokovic managed to win one Australian open and later he couldn’t replicate that success due to serious illness and diet issues. The real turn around for the Serbian came in the year of 2011. However, Djokovic couldn’t repeat the same success in 2012, 2013 and 2014 with winning just 3 grand slams in 3 years. He wasn’t quite dominant as he was in 2011
The Biggest Trophy which the Serbian badly needs is the French Open to complete his career slam. Nadal has been his hurdle since 2012 to 2014 where the Serbian couldn’t able to take down the King of clay in 5 sets even though he had success against him in clay.
Novak Djokovic in 2015 has been in the peak of his career with losing just three games and probably this is the best year he had after 2011 winning almost every tournaments he has been part of. After winning the Australian Open, Novak swept the European clay court swing winning every titles and was regarded as the favourite to win the French Open ahead of Nadal, provided the poor form of Nadal. Even though the Serbian managed to take down Nadal in the quarter-finals in straight sets he couldn’t reign in Paris as there was a big twist in the tale in the form of Wawrinka, who absolutely took it to the Serbian giving absolutely no chance to Djokovic to dictate play and the dreams was literally shattered for the Serbian. But the Serbian Managed to win his 3rd Wimbledon title defeating Roger Federer in four sets and becomes the only player after Roger Federer to defend the Wimbledon title in 15 years. Out of the four slams Novak has already two in his kitty and looks as the heavy favourite for the US Open 2015.
If the Serbian manages to keep this kind of form going for the couple of years he can easily go past Nadal’s tally of 14 slams. While 17 is looking quite far away 14 is definitely in the sights of Djokovic and probably he needs Roland Garros to be claimed as a complete player in the history of the game.
One cannot find a single hole in Djokovic’s game as he is strong on both the wings. The flexibility and strong mental strength of Djokovic is highly remarkable. It seems hardly one or two players can really challenge the World no 1 at the moment. If he carries on the same kind of form for few years and keep himself away from injuries he can close in on Nadal pretty easily. As far as going past Roger’s tally of 17, its pretty early to make predictions on that.