Gustavo Kuerten or Guga Kuerten as he is fondly called is a former World no.1 tennis player from Brazil. He had a good overall game but was absolutely incredible on the clay court. The supremely fit and athletic Kuerten won three French Open titles, in 1997, 2000 and 2001.
Kuerten has been so impressed by the consistent dominance of Novak Djokovic that he sent Novak a text saying that Novak’s achievements were incredible. Kuerten was especially impressed by the fact that Novak was achieving so much playing in the same era as the two other greats, Nadal and Federer. The Brazilian even cheekily asks Novak if he ever thought that he would achieve so much in his career.
Guga Kuerten to Djokovic over message , “You are making history. Did you imagine to achieve so much? Even more coinciding with two geniuses like Federer and Nadal!” Guga continued “You are the greatest player!”
Is Novak Djokovic the best ever?
Well Novak Djokovic is not the best ever right now, he still has two less Grand slams less than Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. He still has to come close to Roger Federer’s consecutive 237 weeks as World no.1. He still has four Grand Slams to win at the Australian Open if he wants to equal the 13 that Rafael Nadal has won at the French Open. there are records he has not broken, and records he will not break, but he has the potential to.
At only 33 years of age, Djokovic still has at least a good three to four years of top level tennis left in him, specially because he has that kind of fitness level. He has dedication, he turned Vegan, changed his diet around for success on the tennis court and look at him today. He also has the drive to become the best ever, the drive and along with it the stubbornness. So, he might not be the best ever right now, but eventually he will be.