Novak Djokovic's Quest For Tennis Immortality: The Steely Serb Eyes Wimbledon And Calendar Slam

Photo: Instagram/Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic is on a remarkable journey to become the most decorated tennis player in history, and he is well on his way to achieving that dream.

Winning the Wimbledon Championships would not only equal Roger Federer's record of 8 titles on grass, but also enhance his chances of completing the highly coveted Calendar Slam. While many have looked to Carlos Alcaraz as a potential threat to Djokovic, the Spaniard has failed to prove himself in their only encounter.

Todd Woodbridge, a 16-time doubles Grand Slam winner and an ardent admirer of Djokovic, believes that the Serbian is in a prime position to win all the Majors this year. Woodbridge acknowledges Alcaraz's talent but questions whether he possesses the consistency and mental strength to surpass Djokovic.

Photo: Instagram/Novak Djokovic

Djokovic's recent achievements, including his 23rd Grand Slam title and victories over Rafael Nadal on clay, have cemented his place in tennis history. Djokovic's pursuit of a Calendar Slam is a feat that hasn't been accomplished in over 40 years.

However, Djokovic has a high probability of achieving this rare accomplishment for the second time in his career. His previous near miss in 2021, when he fell short in the final, will likely serve as motivation for him to succeed this time.

As for Carlos Alcaraz, Woodbridge remains skeptical of his ability to outlast Djokovic in a Grand Slam match. While acknowledging Alcaraz's game-changing potential, Woodbridge doubts his consistency and concentration over a five-set match on grass.

Alcaraz's recent victory at Queen's was unexpected, and the additional matches and confidence gained from that tournament could pose a challenge for Djokovic. Despite Alcaraz's potential, he still has much to prove, especially in terms of physical fitness.

In their previous encounter at Roland Garros, Alcaraz struggled to match Djokovic's endurance and ultimately fell short. Djokovic, on the other hand, showed his usual composure and managed his fitness effectively.

Woodbridge firmly believes that Djokovic is the one to beat and sees Alcaraz as a sub-plot in the Serbian's pursuit of a Calendar Slam. Djokovic's serene state of mind, unwavering focus, and lack of self-doubt make him a formidable opponent for anyone.

Woodbridge's confidence in Djokovic's potential to achieve the Calendar Slam has only grown stronger as the season progresses. If Djokovic continues on his current trajectory, he will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest athletes in any sport, conquering opponents with remarkable ease and composure.

The pressure and expectations seem to have no effect on him, and his dominance in tennis is rewriting the history books.

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Source: The Sports Rush


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