‘Novak Djokovic winning the Grand Slam would be monumental’, says top coach
A renowned coach thinks “nobody who knows anything about tennis” will focus on Novak Djokovic missing out on the Olympic gold if he wins the Calendar Slam.
Darren Cahill – coach of two-time major winner Simona Halep – believes Djokovic winning the US Open to complete the Grand Slam would be a “monumental achievement”.
The Australian – who works as an analyst for ESPN – was ranked as high as No. 22 in singles, as well as being a top 10 doubles player.
World number one Djokovic failed to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics – but could become just the second man in the Open Era to win all four majors in a year.
“If Novak wins the [Calendar] Grand Slam, nobody will say but… nobody who knows anything about tennis,” Cahill wrote in a Twitter post.
If Novak wins the Grand Slam, nobody will say BUT….. nobody who knows anything about tennis. He’s attempting to do something that no male has done since the great Rod Laver in 1969. It would be a monumental achievement. All focus to turn NY for Nole.
— Darren Cahill (@darren_cahill) July 30, 2021
“He’s attempting to do something that no man has done since the great Rod Laver in 1969. It would be a monumental achievement. All focus to turn [to] New York for ‘Nole’.”
The Serbian has won the US Open three times and finished as runner-up on five occasions.
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