“We need to get him out of there,” Holger Rune looking for support from Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz to push Novak Djokovic out of contention for Grand Slams
Novak Djokovic's continued excellence has evoked a reaction out of Holger Rune and looking for support from Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner to thwart his chances at Grand Slams.
From left to right: Novak Djokovic, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, and Holger Rune
Novak Djokovic is one of the biggest names in tennis, and with his exuberant performances, he has amassed colossal titles to his name. The Serb has established a dominant position for himself on the ATP Tour, and despite being 36, his performance hasn’t taken a hit.
Owing to his commanding run, several key competitors have been unable to surpass him in major tournaments. Subsequently, his superiority has recently prompted Holger Rune to elicit support from fellow professionals Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner to minimize the Serb’s chances of winning at Grand Slams.
While talking to Eurosport, Holger Rune highlighted the significance of certain key individuals who dominate the sport and ultimately help elevate its level. The Danish pro mentioned the ‘Big Four, consisting of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray, to support his statement.
For the sport, it is really cool, really great to have this rivalry between the three of us. We had the generation of Roger Federer, Rafa (Rafael Nadal), Novak, Andy Murray but I think for the sport to grow I think it is really amazing to have this group of guys that can dominate the tour.
The 20-year-old affirmed that the younger generation isn’t on par with the required standard of professional tennis. However, he insisted that their dominance would prevail only when Nole’s chances at Slams were slimed.
Not that we are doing it now, we need to do more. I am not saying we are dominating the tour already as Novak is still there. We need to try to get him out of there.Holger Rune told Eurosport
Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic was yet again a force to be reckoned with in 2023. The 36-year-old clinched three out of four Grand Slam titles and concluded his season as the year-end World No. 1.
Novak Djokovic’s 2023 season recap
Novak Djokovic continued to excel in the 2024 ATP Tour season despite facing challenges from several formidable opponents on the Tour. The Serb also scripted new records during his time on the circuit this year.
Later, World No. 1 asserted his dominance after he wrapped up his French Open campaign by downing Casper Ruud in the clay court event. However, his dream run for a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title was thwarted by Carlos Alcaraz. After a hard-hitting contest that lasted five sets, the Spaniard emerged victorious and clinched his maiden All England Club trophy.
Nevertheless, Nole exacted his revenge on the two-time Grand Slam champion after he registered a hard-fought comeback victory against the former at the 2023 Cincinnati Masters. Djokovic also became the first tennis professional to level Margaret Court’s 24 Major titles record by triumphing at the 2023 US Open. Finally, the Serb wrapped up his 2023 season by securing the ATP Finals title.
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