Novak Djokovic’s achievements of 2023 are ‘UNREACHABLE’ claims Tracy Austin

Tracy Austin also feels that the records Novak Djokovic has set this year aren't going to be broken anytime soon


Novak Djokovic’s achievements of 2023 are ‘UNREACHABLE’ claims Tracy Austin

(L-R) Tracy Austin and Novak Djokovic. (credits: Sports Illustrated, Reuters)

World No.1 Novak Djokovic has been by far the best player on the tennis court this season and many pundits feel that for a player to do what he has done in this age is simply remarkable. He is 36 at the moment and it will not be long until he bids a final goodbye to the sport, but former tennis player Tracy Austin has stated that the dominance that Djokovic has forced this season should not be forgotten anytime soon.

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Austin has been left in awe of the performance enraged by the Serbian this year having won three major Grand Slam titles. She also talked about how Djokovic never fails to work on himself be it his diet or his gameplay, he is always working to get the best outta himself whenever possible. Moreover, she also feels that the records he has set this year aren’t going to be broken anytime soon and might be out of reach for any tennis player at the moment.

Austin said,

"What an incredible 2023 Novak Djokovic had. To win three majors in his age-36 year shows that his hunger to excel never lets up. Novak is always looking to make those one-percent improvements: everything from diet, to agility, to strokes like his serve and forehand volleys. So, once again, he’s set new records in men's tennis: 24 Grand Slam singles titles, and eight times finishing the year No. 1 in the world. Those are big achievements that might be unreachable."
via Tennis.com

What according to Austin made Djokovic a standout player this year

Austin was mostly impressed by Djokovic’s performance in the French Open, the very tournament which Djokovic had only won twice until this year. Novak was tested to the absolute limits by his opponents and was forced to play over six tiebreakers. But the most eye-catching part was that the Serbian, not for once made an unforced error during those tie-breakers which defines the amount of persistence the veteran has within his veins.

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Novak Djokovic after winning the 2023 US Open. (credits: The Independent)

Austin said,

Amid those lofty numbers, here’s another one from 2023 that I find amazing: At Roland Garros, Novak played six tiebreakers—55 total points. Not once on those 55 points did he make an unforced error! As we know, in tennis, some points are bigger than others. And when it’s most important, Novak just locks down. He's at the stage now where he’s competing not just versus his opponents, but also against history."

Austin rightly justified her point by saying that whenever the Serbian steps his foot on from here on, he is not just battling it against the next generational stars but also is challenging for the unbroken records and the history of the sport.

2023 season in numbers:

TournamentOpponentResult
Adelaide International 1Sebastian KordaChampion
Australian Open Stefanos TsitsipasChampion
Dubai Tennis Championships Daniil MedvedevSemi-Finalist
Monte-Carlo MastersLorenzo MusettiRound of 16 finish
Srpska OpenDusan LajovicQuarter-Finalist
Italian OpenHolger RuneQuarter-Finalist
French OpenCasper RuudChampion
WimbledonCarlos AlcarazRunners-up
Cincinnati MastersCarlos AlcarazChampion
US OpenDaniil MedvedevChampion
Paris MastersGrigor DimitrovChampion
ATP FinalsJannik SinnerChampion

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