Novak Djokovic will beat Roger Federer’s Grand Slam tally, declares Ivanisevic

Novak Djokovic needs three more Grand Slam wins to go past Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Nadal at the French Open is sure to add to his tally, but for Federer it will not be easy to win more Grand Slams.

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Goran Ivanisevic Novak Djokovic

Goran Ivanisevic has been coaching Novak Djokovic for a couple of years now, and he thinks by the time Novak Djokovic retires he will definitely have more Grand Slams than Roger Federer. Ivanisevic also believes that the real battle for most Grand Slam wins will be between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

“I said couple of years ago Rafa and Novak are going to overtake Roger, both of them. I still believe that,” Ivanisevic continued. 

Ivanisevic was also full of praise for the way the older duo of Nadal and Djokovic. He said the way these two have dominated the new line of players at the Slams is unbelievable.

Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam Title at the Australian Open 2021. He is now only two behind both Roger and Nadal, who are both at 20.

Coach Ivanisevic feels the media has been unfair on Novak Djokovic 

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Novak Djokovic Goran Ivanisevic

Coach Ivanisevic feels that the media has been very unfair in how they have treated Novak Djokovic. He said that post Novak’s US Open controversy and later him not doing well in the French open, gave the media more ingredients for stories. He went on to say that it was finally time for redemption, and Djokovic achieved that with a win at the Australian Open 2021.

Ivanisevic himself is an ATP Hall OF Famer. He has been a former world no.2 and a Wimbledon Singles Champion. Incidentally, when Ivanisevic, Croatian, and Djokovic, Serbian, had come together as player and coach there was apprehension. It was because of the chequered past the two countries shared.

But since then they have shown the world, if you have the will you can make anything happen. Since Ivanisevic joined his corner, Djokovic has added three more Grand Slam wins, the 2019 Wimbledon and Australian Open both in 2020 and 2021.

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