Renowned Tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou has predicted that Novak Djokovic could end his career as the most successful Men’s Tennis player in the history of the sport with 25-30 Grand slam titles. Djokovic has been in sublime form and won three slam titles in 2021 and had a 27-0 record at the majors before losing the US Open final against Daniil Medvedev.
Currently, Rafael Nadal leads the Men’s Grand slam titles list as he has won 21 major trophies. Meanwhile, Djokovic is the youngest of the BIG three and he is fit as a fiddle. However, the Serbian could not participate in the Australian Open 2022 due to his vaccination saga.
“Until this last Australian Open, Novak was by far in a pole position. He is the youngest of the three, he won an average of two Grand Slam titles per year over the last four seasons. He can easily play three to four more years as he is in great physical condition. That could take him to 25 or 30 Grand Slam titles,” Mouratoglou said.
On the other hand, Patrick feels Roger Federer might end his career with 20 Grand slam titles. Federer has already turned 40 and he is at the fag end of his career.
“Roger’s last Grand Slam title was back in 2017,” Mouratoglou noted. “He has played only three tournaments in the last two years and has already announced that he won’t play Wimbledon this year. He will most probably stay stuck at 20 Grand Slam titles. “Since the Australian Open, Rafa is back to a comfortable position.
Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will be the favorite for French Open but he has suffered a stress fracture in his rib, which has ruled him out for four to six weeks. The French coach feels if Nadal wins the Roland Garros, then it will put pressure on Novak Djokovic.
“Since the Australian Open, Rafa is back to a comfortable position. He is leading in the number of Grand Slam titles with 21, one more than Novak and Roger. The next Grand Slam will be Roland-Garros and Rafa has won seven out of the last 10 French Opens. It’s still unclear if Novak will be playing in Paris. If Rafa wins the French, Novak will be under high pressure at Wimbledon as he will feel that he has to win it.”