Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2021

‘Let’s start to celebrate Novak Djokovic greatness’, urges Grand Slam legend


An all-time tennis great believes Novak Djokovic “admits his shortcomings” and praised a range of the Serbian’s qualities. 

Chris Evert – an 18-time Grand Slam winner – said people should “start to celebrate” the greatness of the world number one.

Djokovic has received criticism in recent days – including from his great rival Rafael Nadal – for some of his behaviour during his bronze medal match defeat at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 34-year-old was denied a bronze medal in a three-set loss to Pablo Carreno Busta, and threw his racket into an empty stand in the final set.

The 20-time major champion is looking to become the first man since Rod Laver to win all four Grand Slams in one year – having claimed the first three.

“I like Novak. He’s human. He’s smart. He’s evolved and thoughtful about improving the sport for players,” the American wrote in a Twitter post.

“He gives back to his country. He admits his shortcomings. He has passion. He’s not afraid to get into the trenches. Let’s start to celebrate his greatness.”

Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2021
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