Enduring efforts are helping the Serbian player to narrow the achievement gap with Federer and Nadal, despite not being favored by fans.
Just passing through Roger Federer‘s achievement for 10 years and 10 days is enough to cover a part of tennis history. Since defeating Andy Roddick in the 2009 Wimbledon final to surpass the record of 14 Grand Slam by Pete Sampras, Swiss star has become the greatest tennis player of all time.
It is a typical story for an aristocratic sport that is proud and elegant. From the manicured grassy yard of Wimbledon to the sunlit clay yard on the Mediterranean coast, beauty is the embodiment of tennis. The sport was built from the legendary hand and left hand, taking place in places with fascinating charm.
But Djokovic made all that shake. Federer appeared on Wimbledon in elegant clothes and behaved like an exemplary gentleman, in stark contrast to the stubborn and angular Djokovic. The Serbian player with a referee control the match, screamed whenever frustrated, and obviously he wanted to get his attention.
The victory on Sunday 14/7 brought Djokovic to the 16th Grand Slam title in his career, and catching Federer’s record was only a matter of time with their age difference of six years. Nole wins less points, winning points are far lower (40 points difference) and is led to two match-point points, but in the end, he still won Wimbledon 2019.
If one day Djokovic breaks Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam, it is also the time for tennis to face a truth that the way of beating flowers has been defeated.
For his part, Djokovic doesn’t get that much public interest. But no matter what the reason, the Serbian star’s undeniable rise has no room for fear. Maybe, Djokovic never received the admiration of the audience like Federer and Nadal. But to compete with that legendary duo, he has only one way – to win.