“He wants to win a few more Slams”- Nikolay Davydenko believes Novak Djokovic has a good chance of winning the Wimbledon and the US Open

Speaking during a recent interview with CLAY, Davydenko said that while Djokovic will be keen to win a few more Majors, opportunities will keep getting lesser.

Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic
Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic
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At the upcoming Wimbledon Championships, Nikolay Davydenko believes Novak Djokovic has a fantastic potential to reduce the gap in the all-time Grand Slam championship race. Djokovic is two titles short of Rafael Nadal‘s current Grand Slam men’s singles record of 22.

The current World No. 3 is expected to compete in the forthcoming Wimbledon Championships but is in huge doubt for the US Open due to the restrictions regarding unvaccinated visitors.

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“He has a good chance in Wimbledon and at the US Open”- Nikolay Davydenko on Novak Djokovic

Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic
Nikolay Davydenko and Novak Djokovic

Speaking during a recent interview with CLAY, Davydenko said that while Djokovic will be keen to win a few more Majors, opportunities will keep getting lesser as the 35-year-old Serb further progresses in his career. “He [Novak Djokovic] is getting older now, it will be interesting, but I am sure he wants to win a few more Slams. He has a good chance in Wimbledon and at the US Open, provided that he plays. Depends on his preparation,” Davydenko said.

“Next season, I don’t know – with every year, it gets harder when you get to a certain age. I don’t think he will play until he is 40 – to win Slams at 40, best of five, there is no chance, not possible,” he went on to add.

The former World No. 3 recalled a practice court encounter with a 17-year-old Novak Djokovic, saying he noticed a distinct spark in the Serbian right away. “We were in Rome and he was my partner for the warmup before the match. I was surprised with the way he controlled the ball – I was hitting really good balls and each one came back. He moved really well too.

“He was 16-17 years old at the time, he was working with Riccardo Piatti, and he told me: ‘Novak will be the next top player’. And I answered: ‘It seems so’. In two years, he was already in the top 10. Amazing – boom. And he is still there,” Nikolay Davydenko added.

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