Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal? Tennis legend makes bold claim ahead of Wimbledon 2023

The former top-ranked Swedish player in the world, Mats Wilander, discussed Novak Djokovic’s astonishing quest for a 24th Grand Slam at Wimbledon 2023, which would open the door for a calendar-year Grand Slam at the US Open.

Djokovic enters Wimbledon as a seven-time winner and the clear favourite after recently breaking Rafael Nadal’s Grand Slam record at Roland Garros. He has won every Wimbledon match since 2018.

Mats Wilander takes on Novak Djokovic and Rafel Nadal

Mats Wilander thinks that Novak Djokovic has a good chance to separate himself from ‘The King of the Clay Court‘ and Roger ‘Jesus fed’ Federer in the current discussion over the best tennis player of all time. Nole, who previously won at the Australian Open earlier this year, is now aiming to clinch the third leg of a Calendar Grand Slam at Wimbledon following his amazing 23rd major victory, which includes winning his third Roland Garros crown.

The Serbian is attempting to win all four majors Grand Slams in a single year for the second time. In addition to attempting to complete the Calendar Slam, Djokovic might increase his advantage over Nadal in terms of the number of major championships a man has won by moving up two spots with a win at SW19. He would also match Margaret Court’s mark of 24 Slams, which is true for both men and women.

Wilander stresses that Djokovic’s probable victory at Wimbledon would confirm his reputation as a serious challenger to Nadal’s record and put him further apart from the two tennis titans, Federer and Nadal. Although there is pressure from expectations, Wilander thinks Djokovic has taken something positive away from his defeat in the US Open final and that Wimbledon will be a more comfortable setting for the Serbian.

Djokovic is at ease on the grass court, which is often uncomfortable for most players because he understands how uneasy his competitors are. Given his recent victory at Queen’s Club, Carlos Alcaraz is considered to be his main rival at Wimbledon 2023; nevertheless, Wilander questions whether the young Spaniard has sufficient experience on grass courts to pose a serious danger to Djokovic. Even if he loses this year, Djokovic’s remarkable form implies that he may win Wimbledon in the future with time on his side.

Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon recap

The French Open is about to come to an end, and Wimbledon 2023 is already here, ready to enthral tennis fans. On Monday, the famed grass court major gets underway in London, and the excitement is obvious. The tournament offers a variety of captivating stories, from Venus Williams breaking the record for the most main draw Wimbledon appearances to Novak Djokovic pursuing a record-breaking 24th Grand Slam victory, setting the backdrop for a truly historic event.

Djokovic is aiming for even another amazing accomplishment after claiming his remarkable 23rd major title at the French Open. Djokovic would equal Margaret Court for most Grand Slam Titles ever and break her record for most titles in the Open Era if he wins Wimbledon. He and Serena Williams are presently tied for the most Grand Slam titles overall. Williams came agonisingly near to reaching this milestone, but Djokovic is clearly the favourite because of his physical strength and seven Wimbledon titles. Additionally, he would be able to tie Roger ‘Jesus Fed’ Federer’s record of the most Wimbledon trophies won by a male player with a win.

Although Djokovic skipped the events on the grass courts leading up to the tournament, he did the same thing the year before and won. His depth of knowledge, steadfast confidence in such circumstances, and skill on grass may be the difference between winning and losing.

Djokovic’s tenacious pursuit of big championships is well known, and his excitement for the impending test was clear, as seen by his quick exuberance just hours after winning in Paris. Djokovic is looking forward to Wimbledon with a constant drive to perform at his best on the biggest platforms.


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