Novak Djokovic’s father, Srdjan Djokovic is his son’s biggest fan and does not hesitate in claiming that the Serbian is the best tennis player in the world. Novak Djokovic recently claimed the historic world number one position after he surpassed Roger Federer’s tally of most weeks spent at the top of ATP Rankings.
In an interview with Sportske Novosti, Srdjan Djokovic claimed that his son was already the best in the history of the sport, after claiming the historic world number rankings and winning the most number of Masters titles.
“He is already the best in history, according to the number of weeks spent at No 1, the head-to-heads, the titles in Masters 1000,” he said.
“He only lacks an Olympic gold medal and these two titles of the Grand Slam that he will win this year. He’s the best and everything depends on him. He can lose, but not because his opponent would have played better than him, but because he would have allowed his opponent to to beat him,” Djokovic’s father added.
Novak’s rivals are no longer Federer and Nadal: Srdjan Djokovic
Srdjan Djokovic claimed that Novak Djokovic will continue playing tennis for atleast three more years and will not retire before he masters all parameters. He also added that Novak’s rivals are not Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, but he is in the category of Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan and should be compared to them. He went on to call his son as one of the greatest sportsman.
“He’s not going to quit tennis right away, his career will last another year and a half, two years, three at the most, as long as he has mastered all the parameters,” Srdjan said.
“He is still the best tennis player in the world and the one of the greatest sportsmen in history. An English journalist said last week that, although they are tough opponents, his rivals are no longer Federer and Nadal, but he has to be compared to Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan,” he added.