At the 2023 French Open, Novak Djokovic made history by becoming the first men’s player to win 23 Grand Slam titles in the history of tennis. This sometimes looks unbelievable as once reaching 20 Grand Slams looked different but the way the Big 3 pushed each other, tennis, as many believe has come a long way.
Roger Federer‘s 20 Grand Slam titles at one point even seemed unreachable until Rafael Nadal and Djokovic went past it to get tied with 22 Grand Slams each and then came Djokovic’s record-breaking 23 of those elusive titles on a court where the Serb has always found hard to win.
Djokovic 36, isn’t the youngest anymore but he looks young and plays young, claimed Federer. And will he add more titles to his bag? Federer said Djokovic will keep doing that for a long time. Also Read: Berlin Open 2023: Women’s Draw, Schedule, Players, Prize money, Live Streaming & More
Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic’s titles will add more to history
Federer thinks it’s great for tennis when someone writes history. He cited his as well as Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic’s examples to say it’s a great thing for the sport when someone keeps scripting history.
“I remember when I came on tour, and Pete Sampras reached 14 we thought ‘Okay, that one is gonna stay forever’. Then I went to 15, I eventually ended up at 17, and then we pushed each other to 20- I don’t remember who was first- and then Rafa pushed it to 22,” Federer said as per Sky Sports.
Next Grand Slam is Wimbledon where Djokovic will have the chance to tie Federer’s record of eight titles.
“Then now Novak pushed it to 23 and he looks like he’s gonna keep on doing that for a long time still to come, which is great. And I wish him all the best,” he added.
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