Novak Djokovic knows one thing and that is winning, the level has has shown at Roland Garros makes him for the undisputed GOAT in men’s tennis.
After an escape act against Musetti the mentality of the guy is just next level.
Less than 12 months ago he got dumped in the final at Roland Garros by Nadal, in the semifinals he played some of the best tennis I have ever seen to see of the King of the Philippe Chatrier court.
The final was against someone new who has not been in a major final before in Stefanos Tsitsipas who played his part in a wonderful final. The 22 year olds time will come I have no doubt in that but I loved what I saw from him!
The way he played was exceptional in the first two sets and I do not doubt he will be back, Stefanos lived with the immaculate serving of Djokovic early on and took his time.
Novak reacted in quite phenomenal fashion, down two sets and he pulled off another Houdini act after his fourth round match vs Musetti. A lot questioned his decision to go to Belgrade the week before but it worked out for him.
There have been many times this tournament I have ran out of superlatives for Djokovic and he has been simply relentless.
The level of play to see of Tsitsipas and his performance against Nadal was borderline ridiculous.
I understand we all have opinions and all have favourites but I do not know how you cannot admire his dominance over the last decade.
At the beginning of 2011 the Grand Slam title numbers were:
Federer – 16
Nadal – 10
Djokovic – 2
June 2021, ten years later they are:
Federer – 20
Nadal – 20
Djokovic – 19
His ability to bounce back and set the standard in mens tennis has been a phenomenal watch, I wonder at times who will beat this?
He has spent 325* weeks (14th June) as world number one, more than anyone else. Will that ever be beaten?