With French Open in the bag Djokovic puts his name in the GOAT debate
Novak Djokovic finally breaks the French Open final jinx to complete career grand slam
World Number 1 Novak Djokovic’s perseverance finally paid off as the Serb scripted a memorable come from behind victory over World Number 2 Andy Murray. The victory meant that the Belgrade born player not only lifted his first trophy at Roland Garros but also completed a career Grand Slam by winning all the 4 majors at least once making him just the fourth player in the Open era to achieve that rare feat.
Golden Slam next for Nole?
Novak Djokovic is at the absolute peak of his powers can be gauged from the ATP rankings where he is so far ahead that he would probably retain the World number 1 ranking even if he decides to skip the rest of the season. But the Djoker hasn’t reached the top spot overnight and has worked hard to earn it. After conquering the red clay in Paris Novak’s next sight would be to defend his Wimbledon crown and then head to Rio Olympics to complete a golden slam. Given his form at the moment even a calendar golden slam is not out of the equation.
Novak joins the GOAT debate
At 29 years Novak Djokovic achieved one of the most prominent pre requisites when the Greatest of All Time Debate comes up- a career Grand Slam. For the first time in his career, this year he went ahead on the head to head against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal his two biggest opponents. He also became the first player in the Open Era to win 6 Australian Open titles, and the first player to break into the $100 million prize money club and won his 12 Grand Slam over all thereby staking a claim in the Greatest of All Time debate.
Only time will whether Djokovic be able to sustain himself when he is in the wrong side of the 30’s like Federer or can he dominate a Grand Slam like Rafael Nadal. But until then we must commend the hard work and dedication shown by Novak to transform himself from the player who was notoriously famous for throwing in the towel to the ‘Serbinator’ he has become today.